RoCAF F-16Vs 2017

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Unread post27 Dec 2017, 16:48

http://alert5.com/2017/12/27/american-p ... more-66686

American pilots now in Taiwan to test 4 upgraded F-16Vs

A report by Taiwan’s Up Media says Aerospace Industrial Development Corp’s (AIDC) has finished the modernization of four Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) F-16s to the V-model and American test pilots have arrived on the island to carry out ground testing. Flight testing will commence next year.

Another article said the AIM-9X Block II dogfight missiles will be delivered in 2018 too.

Read more at http://alert5.com/2017/12/27/american-p ... R2TpiaY.99
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Unread post26 Aug 2018, 14:14


Taiwan’s first F-16V modified by the local Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) began flight testing a few days ago. The aircraft, serial 6626, a single-seater, had been undertaking high-speed taxis tests since June.

The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) is spending $3.8bn to upgrade 145 surviving F-16A/Bs under the Phoenix Rising project. The first batch of four F-16A/B fighters began to arrive at the AIDC factory in Taichung at the beginning of 2017. These first four jets will be used as technical verification aircraft.

The upgraded F-16V introduces an AN/APG-83 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, new mission computer and F-16C/D landing gear. The AN/APG-83 can simultaneously perform search, tracking and lock-on functions. For multiple targets, the detection range is increased by more than 30% compared with the original APG-66(V)3 radar. Overall battlefield detection capability is reportedly increased by 220%, and self-protection capability by 180%.

The F-16V will also be equipped with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS). The fighter will be paired with the new AIM-9X Sidewinder missile, AGM-154C Joint Standoff Weapon and AGM-88B High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM). The F-16V will also receive a new electric warfare pod.

https://airforcesmonthly.keypublishing. ... ight-test/ (26 August 2018)
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Unread post26 Aug 2018, 14:17

Great for the RoCAF. I had thought all this time that they were being denied Viper upgrades.
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Unread post28 Aug 2018, 07:02

This answers the earlier question whether the ROCAF F-16 that crashed earlier this year was pre-or post-upgraded. Thanks.
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Unread post23 Oct 2018, 19:47

You have to love the project code name... "Phoenix Rising"
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Unread post24 Oct 2018, 08:06

A lot of cross-straits symbolism with accusations of inappropriate cultural use e.g. Han Kuang (Light of the Han) exercise. Believe it or not, quite a lot of online chatter on the other side of the Straights on the inappropriate use of the symbolism. The phoenix is a major symbol of the Han dynasty. For me, quite strange that Taiwan is still propagating such names that suggests its right as the true "china". if the intent is to go independent. Totally lost on people on the other side of the globe but it certainly irritates China.

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