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https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/09/1fdee542565d-taiwans-1st-indigenous-advanced-jet-trainer-makes-public-debut.html

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Taiwan's 1st indigenous advanced jet trainer makes public debut
Sep 24, 2019 - 20:05

At the launching ceremony at a factory of the state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. in Greater Taichung, central Taiwan, Tsai called the completion of the aircraft, named Yong Ying or Brave Eagle in English, a "historic moment."

The air force contracted AIDC to build 66 advanced trainers to replace Taiwan's aging AT-3 Tzu Chung jet trainers, as well as F-5E/F "Tiger II" fighters that are mainly used now to train pilot

It plans to see the completion of the prototype of the aircraft this year and the start of mass production in 2023. The goal is to take the delivery of the last batch no later than 2028.

A high-ranking AIDC manager, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the company plans to build four prototypes: two for ground testing and two others for flight testing.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-taiwan-unveils-brave-eagle-ajt-461064/


The trainer is based on the F-CK-1 fighter. Photo by Republic of China Air Force via flightglobal.com


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Re: Taiwan's 1st indigenous advanced jet trainer - Yong Ying (Brave Eagle)
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 03:28:18 PM »
Taiwan unveils new advanced jet trainer prototype | Air Recognition - 24 September 2019 11:27
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The "Yung Ing" ("Brave Eagle") 's maiden flight is scheduled for June 2020. The Brave Eagle is a twin-seater supersonic fighter similar to the IDF. It sports a smooth blue colour with white and red ribbon-like lines along the fuselage. The aircraft is mainly made of composite materials and runs on two F124-200TW engines.


Yung Ing prototype  (Picture source: UDN)


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/taiwan-flies-indigenous-t-5-brave-eagle-aircraft

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11 June 2020 00:00 GMT+0
Taiwan flies indigenous T-5 ‘Brave Eagle' aircraft

The first flight came about nine months after the new aircraft was rolled out in September 2019. At that time, it was referred to as Blue Magpie rather than Brave Eagle.

The RoCAF is slated to receive 66 Brave Eagles to replace its ageing AIDC AT-3 trainers by 2026, while a light fighter AT-5 variant will replace the service’s Northrop F-5E/F Tiger IIs.


The Brave Eagle makes its maiden flight on 10 June. The RoCAF plans to buy 66 to replace its ageing AIDC AT-3 trainers by 2026, while a light fighter AT-5 variant is intended to replace the service’s Northrop F-5E/F Tiger IIs. (Ministry of National Defense )