U.S. media said the upgraded version of the IDF Taiwan PLA Su-30 fighter can match
Data Figure: Taiwan upgraded IDF fighters
U.S. Global Strategic Network wrote on July 10, China Taiwan unveiled its first aircraft upgraded version of “Ching-kuo” IDF jet fighters. Improved version of the IDF aircraft fitted with more advanced electronic equipment, a bomb with a volume increase from two to four, making it a continent can match the existing Su-27 and Su-30 fighter aircraft.
reports said, after improved, IDF aircraft equipped with better electronics (mainly from the U.S.), and its radar-guided air to air missiles carrying capacity increased from 2 to 4. After the upgrade, IDF fighters can carry smart missiles. IDF fighter upgrade cost per aircraft is about $ 8.3 million. Which aircraft weighing about 12 tons, is a mini F-16 fighters, the upgrade to strong surge.
2010, the United States after eight months of delay after the (I hope to improve relations with the mainland), Taiwan agreed to provide new equipment. In the deal, Taiwan 130 IDF fighters have been upgraded to 71, will become the IDF a continent can match the Su-27 and Su-30 fighter aircraft.
2010, Taiwan’s recognition of its older aircraft (F-5, IDF, and “Mirage” 2000) may not be able to counter the mainland and the Su-27 Su-30 fighters. Taiwan combat simulation and found to shot down an Su-30 fighters, Taiwan’s loss of 2.8 must be “Mirage 2000″ and 1.7 IDF fighters. It is believed that the latest improved version of the F-16 and Su-30 can compete, Taiwan is now trying to get more of the fighters. Chinese mainland has strongly advised the United States not to provide Taiwan with the aircraft.
Taiwan’s existing 60 old F-5 fighter, but which can not be with the Su-30 fighters to compete against the continent can only be used for F-7 fighters. It is believed that Taiwan’s self-made IDF fighters will be used to replace F-16 fighters, but the former is relatively somewhat less capacity. Taiwan’s current legal system, 56 “Mirage 2000-5″ to maintain the fleet not only to put a lot of money, but also a lot of manpower.
present, “Taiwan Air Force” is considering retiring its older aircraft, more resources for new air assets. Taiwan hopes to upgrade its existing 146 F-16A/Block 20 aircraft (which is the oldest active-duty F-16 fighter aircraft). The ordered 66 F-15C/D fighters, but resistance from the island and the mainland. (Shu-shan)