Taiwan

For the past 30 years, the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) has defended its skies with Lockheed Martin products starting with F-104 Starfighters and continuing today with the F-16A/B MLU Block 20 Fighting Falcon.

But, Lockheed Martin’s history with Taiwan goes beyond delivering advanced programs and capabilities.  The Corporation was also the first defense contractor to establish an Industrial Cooperation (IC) Agreement with Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau (IBD), providing new technologies, know-how, and capabilities to local industry.

Major programs in Taiwan include:

Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF)

Lockheed Martin helped design and produce Taiwan’s first and only fly-by-wire advanced fighter.

C-130H

Taiwan’s Republic of China Air Force has purchased 20 C-130Hs from the United States Air Force.

P-3

The Taiwan Navy obtained 12 P-3C aircraft under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales program in 2007 which were then modernized to provide an additional 15,000 flight hours.

Sharpshooter Targeting Pods and Pathfinder Navigation Pods

Taiwan’s F-16s utilize these systems to pinpoint targets in challenging conditions, including total darkness and poor weather.

Radars

From GE-592 solid-state 3D radar to the TPS-117, Lockheed Martin has a proud history of providing a variety of radars to Taiwan.

Athena launch vehicle

Taiwan’s Republic of China Air Force has purchased 20 C-130Hs from the United States Air Force.

Air Traffic Control

The Taiwan Navy obtained 12 P-3C aircraft under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales program in 2007 which were then modernized to provide an additional 15,000 flight hours.

ROC Navy PFG-2 Frigate

Lockheed Martin has worked with the ROC Navy since 1986 building and operating Taiwan’s first indigenous warship. From training support to air-to-air missiles, Lockheed Martin is a proud partner for the PFG-2 Frigate.