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AIDC T-5 Brave Eagle

The AIDC T-5 Brave Eagle is a supersonic advanced jet trainer being developed by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in the Republic of China.

It is based on the AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo, sharing its engines but incorporating 80% new components, including a composite body.

The T-5 will feature advanced avionics, increased fuel capacity, and a slightly larger size compared to the F-CK-1.

The wing design has been modified to be thicker for enhanced stability at low speeds and altitudes, which also allows for greater fuel storage.

The F-CK-1’s ram air scoop has been re-engineered in collaboration with Eaton Corporation, using two aluminium laser powder bed fusion printed parts to replace 22 original components.

Meggitt is set to provide the main wheels, carbon brakes, and brake control systems, similar to those on the AT-3 and F-CK-1.

Martin-Baker is tasked with supplying the ejection seat systems.

Over 55% of the T-5’s components are manufactured in the Republic of China.

The aircraft is reportedly designed to fulfil both peacetime training and wartime combat functions.





14.21 m (46.6 ft)


9.46 m (31 ft)


4.42 m (14.5 ft)


2 x F124-200TW engines develops a maximum thrust of 2,834.8 kgf (27.800 kN; 6,250 lbf) each

Max take-off weight

12,200 kg


Maximum speed

1,199 kt (2,220 km/h)


594 nm (1,100 km)


Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC)


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