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Ching-Kuo Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF)

Country of Origin: Taiwan


The Ching-Kuo Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) is the first Taiwanese fighter aircraft to be locally developed and produced. Its production was a result of the U.S. government blocking license production of the F-20 Tigershark and other advanced tactical fighters built by U.S. companies. It performs in the air defense, counter-air, anti-ship and ground attack roles.

The design is a blend of U.S. fighter aircraft technologies and sensors. Most of the weapons are...

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