The Korean Air Force Logistics Command and the F‑16 and Proven Aircraft Technical Coordination Group (TCG) held a five-day conference to discuss the technical support for F‑16 fighter jets.
|Officials from the S. Korean AF Logistics Command and the F‑16 and Proven Aircraft Technical Coordination Group (TCG) discuss the technical support for F‑16 fighter jets. Provided by the unit|
Source: MND, Republic of Korea
TCG is a U.S. Air Force-operated technical coordination group that furnishes technical support to the foreign users of its major weapon system. The F‑16 TCG is in charge of supporting technical knowledge of F‑16 aircraft to its 23 foreign customer countries operating the fighter aircraft, including Korea and Italy.
At the meeting, combined 46 F‑16 aircraft-related representatives from the two countries’ Air Forces shared the operation rates, current operation status and accident cases, of the two countries’ F‑16 fighters with each other and resolved any questions or concerns regarding techniques coming out of on-site maintenance through a discussion with the U.S. AF’s technical experts.
Deficiency cause analysis and performance upgrade data are expected to be used valuably for a research currently conducted by Korean Air Force on KF-16 life extension and part modification.
“This conference enabled us to acquire advanced technique knowledge of F‑16 aircraft and, by exchanging information on F‑16 aircraft-related weapons system, receive more stable logistical support from the U.S. Air Force,” said Col. Jeong Dong-pyo, director of the Fighters Management Department of the AF Logistics Management group.
Ministry of National Defense[MND], Republic of Korea