Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has begun delivery of its advanced T-50 trainer jet to Thailand's air force.
KAI received two separate orders to build four T-50TH trainer jets worth US$110 million in 2015 and eight T-50TH jets valued at $260 million last year. Two of the first four trainer jets will be delivered to the Southeast Asian country via a 12-hour ferry flight, Yonhap reported quoting the company statement Monday.
The aircraft manufacturer has exported a total of 64 T-50 trainer jets worth $2.9 billion since 2011, it said.
The company is currently pushing to export the advanced jet to the United States, Argentina and Botswana, KAI said.
Leonardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed by Colonel Tawiwat Veeraklaew, Acting Director General of the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), and Brian McEachen, Head of Region - Asia & Oceania at Leonardo Helicopters Division, at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition being held in Bangkok 6th to 9th November, the company said in a statement...
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Thailand's air force on Wednesday commissioned the first batch of South Korea-built T-50 Golden Eagle lead-in fighter trainers into service. Four T-50TH supersonic advanced trainers of 401st Squadron was inducted into the RTAF during the commissioning ceremony on 4 April at an airbase in Nakhon Sawan, in a commissioning ceremony presided over by RTAF Commander Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang, Defence Blog reports
The Turkish Hurkus-B military pilot training aircraft, designed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), carried out its first test flight on Tuesday. The plane, which is expected to be inducted into the Turkish Air Force later this year, is more stable and comprehensive than the previous version, Hurkus-A, its manufacturer, the TAI said
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