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