Taiwan plans to develop new fighter within 10 years

The president of National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) told Taiwanese lawmakers that his researchers is ready to work on a new turbofan engine that will power a new fighter aircraft.

ROCAF F-CK-1A 1427 Demo Aircraft on Apron after Demonstration Flight 20140719b
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Chang Guan-chung said once the budget is approved next year, a prototype aircraft will be ready within 10 years.

The new engine is to be based on the Honeywell/ITEC TFE-1042-70.

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