AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo
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The IDF program was initiated when the United States of America refused to sell F-20 Tigershark and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters to the Taiwan (Republic of China) following pressure from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Republic of China therefore decided to develop an indigenous fighter. The IDF jet fighter project was designed and built by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) based in Taichung, Taiwan, with assistance from American and Canadian defense corporations.
The F-CK-1 is currently being upgraded with improved avionics, controls, electronics, and engines. The Ching-kuo ia also expected to receive the improved Garrett F125-GA-168 afterburning turbofans which can generate 12,500 pounds of thrust dry and 16,800 pounds of thrust on the afterburners. The current plan is as such: