Taiwan F-16 upgrade remains on schedule: Air Force

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/06/2020
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Emerson Lim

An F-16 jet fighter. Photo courtesy of the Military News Agency

Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) The goal of upgrading 22 of Taiwan's more than 140 F-16 A/B jet fighters to F-16Vs in 2020 remains achievable, according to a recent report by Taiwan's Air Force.

According to the report, which was submitted to the Legislative Yuan for Monday's hearing on military modernization projects, the Air Force plan to upgrade 22 older F-16s into F-16Vs in 2020 remains on schedule.

Nineteen aircraft have been upgraded as of Dec. 4, the report said.

In 2016, the Air Force launched a program to upgrade all its F-16 A/Bs into F-16Vs, which are equipped with more advanced avionics, including the APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar, Helmet Mounted Cueing System, as well as other flight management and electronic warfare systems.    [FULL  STORY]

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