Taiwan has begun early research on fighter engine development in support of a possible program for a potential indigenous combat aircraft. The engine work began last year, said Eddie Chien, director general of the island’s defense technology agency, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (Ncsist). It started ahead of other research because propulsion is seen as the greatest area of difficulty for indigenous development, Chien added. Ncsist said, in 2017, that it ...

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