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Taiwanese designers began developing training aircraft based on the Ching-kuo lightweight fighter

The leadership of the Taiwanese company "Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation" (AIDC) announced the launch of "full-scale development of a promising combat-training aircraft HAT-5" based on the previously released (up to 1999 g) light fighter F-CK-1 Ching-kuo, the blog reports bmpd.

Double combat training fighter AIDC F-CK-1B Ching-kuo

According to the information, "the development of HAT-5 started in response to the tender requirements of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China on a new generation of combat training aircraft for increased training."

The company intends not only to participate in the announced tender, but to build around 70-ti new training aircraft for the Taiwan Air Force, where they will replace the outdated AT-3 training machines, released in 1980's.

“AIDC initially put forward two projects for this competition - deeply modernized all the same AT-3 under the designation AT-3 MAX Advanced Trainer, and ХАТ-5 based on the design of the F-CK-1В Ching-kuo. However, now the AT-3 MAX Advanced Trainer project has been abandoned, and the company has concentrated on the beginning of the full-scale development of the HAT-5, ”the publication says.

Other candidates to participate in the tender include Beijing "Italian combat training aircraft Finmeccanica / Aermacchi M-346 Master and South Korean KAI T-50 Golden Eagle". If a foreign sample wins, its manufacturer will have to organize production at AIDC, the degree of participation of which will be 50 or more percent.

According to the leaders of the Taiwanese company, the creation of the aircraft (from the start of development to mass production) will take about 4 years.

Reference bmpd: “Aircraft HAT-5 is based on the design of the two-seater training and combat fighter F-CK-1В, but should have a lightweight glider with a wide use of composite materials. The car will lose radar and gun armament, but it will receive a reinforced chassis and increased fuel capacity. The Honeywell / ITEC F125 engines, according to some sources, will be saved, while others will be replaced by their unformatted version of F124 (also used on the M-346). "
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  1. marshes
    marshes 28 March 2016 11: 44
    Beijing is considering other candidates to bid
    Maybe Taipei.
  2. Andrew 447
    Andrew 447 28 March 2016 11: 45
    Taiwanese! Do not reinvent the wheel !!! Buy our YAKs (without tender) and you will be happy smile
    1. SU69
      SU69 28 March 2016 11: 56
      Quote: Andrew 447
      Taiwanese! Do not reinvent the wheel !!! Buy our YAKs (without tender) and you will be happy smile

      M-346 - a modern Italian training aircraft (TCB). It was originally developed jointly by the Russian Design Bureau. A.S. Yakovleva and Italian L'Alenia Aermacchi. Due to disagreements with the Italian partner, the joint development at the final stage has stopped. Each of the companies received documentation for the basic version of the future aircraft (glider), after which they released their own versions of aircraft: Aermacchi built the M-346 TCB, and the Design Bureau named after Yakovleva - combat training aircraft Yak-130. L'Alenia Aermacchi retained the rights to distribute and market the aircraft worldwide, with the exception of the CIS (including Russia).
    2. GSVG 86-88
      GSVG 86-88 28 March 2016 11: 58
      Our Yaks will not be sold; there is no need to quarrel with China.
    3. Blondy
      Blondy 28 March 2016 12: 39
      Quote: Andrey 447
      Taiwanese! Do not reinvent the wheel !!! Buy our YAKs (without tender) and you will be happy

      They might have bought it, but Russia is unlikely to wish to annoy China in this regard.
  3. Wild_grey_wolf
    Wild_grey_wolf 28 March 2016 11: 45
    But how is it without a radar? which is direct just for flight training and lightweight means easier than before but a reinforced chassis, carry bombs.
  4. inkass_98
    inkass_98 28 March 2016 11: 46
    Beijing would consider participating in the competition of its L-15, but here the option will not work.
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 28 March 2016 11: 53
    Where in a hurry like naked in the bath. All the same, soon they will fly on PRC airplanes.
  6. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 28 March 2016 11: 56
    Why not our YAK-130 at least on lease? What pride does not allow? Or, too, the principle of cut? I do not think that the design and release will be cheaper.
  7. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 28 March 2016 12: 04
    Two engines, why? The lack of radar, lightweight glider, fuel supply, reinforced chassis, electronics to a minimum, hand-to-hand control is also cheap. But such a miscarriage in demand will be in demand in Africa.
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  9. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 28 March 2016 12: 11
    Quote: Wild_Grey_Wolf
    reinforced chassis, carry bombs.

    So that when the goat at landing, do not ditch the car at the end.
  10. Magic archer
    Magic archer 28 March 2016 12: 12
    The plane is straight in two parts! The back and keel of the F-16 and the front of the F-18!
  11. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall 28 March 2016 12: 15
    Just suitable for the preparatory class of Taiwanese Osaviahim
  12. drilled
    drilled 28 March 2016 12: 39
    as an instructor sits low. There seems to be no review due to the front headrest at all.
  13. Shuttle
    Shuttle 28 March 2016 13: 02
    Ah, all one thing - variations on the F-16 theme.