American test pilots have reached Taiwan to carry out ground tests on four Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) F-16 fighter jets upgraded to the V-model.
Taiwan is expecting delivery of the first batch of short-range air-to-air missiles, the AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder from US next year. With the latest AN / APG-83 AESA radar and joint helmet targeting system, the air force will be able to use the latest infrared imagery guidance system for AIM-9X missiles to conduct large-angle decentering Flight "after shot" attack, a substantial increase in F-16V fighter air defense in the deterrent, Storm.mg news portal said in its report Tuesday.
Although the United States still has not agreed to sell Taiwan's new generation of F-35 fighters to Taiwan, the Taiwan Air Force successfully won the latest AIM-9X in its F-16V "Fongshan Project" with F-16A / B fighter performance upgrade.
Taiwan's AIM-9X missile contains 140 live ammunition and 56 training ammunition, and is expected to be delivered in batches by March 2019 in full.
Three members from Control Yuan have filed an application to investigate the recent disappearance of a Mirage-2000 fighter jet during a regular training exercise. The members said that they will try to find out whether the military aircrafts disappearance on Nov
Taiwan will commission 12 military aircraft acquired from the United States to replace its existing fleet of 11 S-2T anti-submarine aircraft in December, the Air Force said. In a statement, the Air Force said it has taken full delivery of the 12 P-3C Orion aircraft, which are equipped with torpedoes and depth bombs designed to sink fast, deep-diving nuclear submarines and high-performance surface ships, Focus Taiwan reported Sunday
The Taiwanese military has grounded its Mirage 2000 aircraft fleet on Wednesday after an aircraft disappeared from Radar screens after it took off. The Mirage-2000 disappeared from radar screens just over a half-hour after taking off Tuesday evening from an air base in Hsinchu, south of the capital, Taipei, according to an air force statement on Wednesday
A Taiwanese fighter jet has gone missing above the East China Sea during a routine patrol. The Mirage-2000 disappeared from radar screens just over a half-hour after taking off Tuesday evening from an air base in Hsinchu, south of the capital, Taipei, according to an air force statement on Wednesday
Three French aviation companies have been fined a total of 227 million euros ($268 million) in Taiwan over a commercial dispute dating back to 1992, the companies announced. Dassault Aviation said it was fined 134 million euros; avionics and systems manufacturer Thales was hit with a fine of 64 million euros; and engine maker Safran was ordered to pay 29 million euros, the groups said in statements released separately late Wednesday
The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense (MND) is to increase the budget to upgrade the air forces F-16 warplane fleet to boost the number and types of air-to-air missiles the aircraft can carry. The budget is set to go up from NT$129
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