A fighter plane being developed by the state-run Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) that is years behind in its development and has lost the interest of its only potential buyer was test-flown for the first time last week, the AIDC said yesterday.
\nWednesday's test flight of the Tiger 2000 prototype, an upgraded version of the US-made F-5E fighter, was a success, according to its makers.
\nThe prototype will be test-flown several more times starting in the middle of next month, the AIDC said.
\nThe Tiger 2000 prototype took off from CCK Air Base near Taichung at 3:10pm on Wednesday.
\nRetired air force pilot Wu Kang-ming (
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