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Lockheed Martin’s Second T-50A Aircraft for T-X Competition Takes Flight (Image: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries have completed the initial test flight of its second T-50A configured aircraft in Sacheon, South Korea.

The T-50A is the company’s aircraft offering in the US Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

“We now have two aircraft in flight test proving our upgrade, and we’re nearing completion of our assembly and training operations center in Greenville, South Carolina,” said Doug Batista, Lockheed Martin T-50A program manager. “We’re on track to provide the US Air Force with a production line and training capability on day one of contract award.”

The T-50A was developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and KAI. The accompanying T-50A Ground-Based Training System features innovative technologies that deliver an immersive, synchronized ground-based training platform.

Lockheed Martin completed the initial flight test of its first T-50A configured aircraft on June 2, 2016.

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