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Taiwan Air Force

AIDC F-CK-1

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The AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo, commonly known as the Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF), is a multirole combat aircraft named after Chiang Ching-kuo, the late President of the Republic of China.
The aircraft made its first flight in 1989.
It was delivered to Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan) in January 1994 and entered service in 1997.
All 130 production aircraft were manufactured by 1999.

Taiwan initiated the IDF program when the United States refused to sell them F-20 Tigershark and F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters following diplomatic pressure from China.
Taiwan therefore decided to develop an advanced indigenous jet fighter.
The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), based in Taichung, Taiwan, designed and built the IDF jet fighter.

The AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo, commonly known as the Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF), is a multirole combat aircraft named after Chiang Ching-kuo, the late President of the Republic of China.
The aircraft made its first flight in 1989.
It was delivered to Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan) in January 1994 and entered service in 1997.
All 130 production aircraft were manufactured by 1999.

Taiwan initiated the IDF program when the United States refused to sell them F-20 Tigershark and F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters following diplomatic pressure from China.
Taiwan therefore decided to develop an advanced indigenous jet fighter.
The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), based in Taichung, Taiwan, designed and built the IDF jet fighter.

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Last update: 16 July 2020