The Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer project was launched in 2017 and AIDC began mass-producing the planes last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer project was launched in 2017 and AIDC began mass-producing the planes last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan

Taiwan’s air force gets second Brave Eagle jet trainer as cross-strait tensions rise

  • It’s seen as one of the world’s most advanced training aircraft, researcher says, with local planemaker AIDC expected to complete the order of 66 by 2026
  • Beijing is ratcheting up its intimidation campaign against the island, including by sending more than 900 warplanes into its air defence zone this year

Topic |   Taiwan
The Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer project was launched in 2017 and AIDC began mass-producing the planes last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer project was launched in 2017 and AIDC began mass-producing the planes last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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