Ching-Kuo Taiwan Light Fighter Jet

Ching-Kuo Taiwan Light Fighter JetChing-Kuo Taiwan Light Fighter Jet

The Ching-Kuo is a light Fighter Jet, developed in Taiwan because of the increasing difficulties the country is in modern military equipment purchases. It was developed in collaboration with General Dynamics, and has some similarities to the F-16, although it has two engines and jet intakes in the wing root (in the F-18 style). The Ching-Kuo went into production, despite the availability of the new F-16A and Mirage 2000, but orders are down to 130 (of 420 originally). It entered service in 1994.