Lockheed Martin Conducts Test Flight Of T-50A Aircraft

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  • 04:24 AM, December 2, 2016
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Lockheed Martin Conducts Test Flight Of T-50A Aircraft
T-50A Lockheed Martin jet trainer

Lockheed Martin has conducted initial test flight of T-50A aircraft earlier last month.

The T-50A was announced as the official Lockheed Martin/Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) offering for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT)/T-X competition in February, and Greenville was announced as the final assembly and checkout facility (FACO), the company said in a statement Friday.

The T-50A is purpose-built around 5th Generation thinking, and will train the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II pilots of tomorrow, as well as pilots for frontline 4th Generation aircraft. Building on the proven heritage of the T-50, the T-50A has more than 100,000 flight hours in its repertoire, training more than 1,800 pilots.

Lockheed Martin’s accompanying T-50A Ground-Based Training System features innovative technologies that deliver an immersive, synchronized ground-based training platform. The T-50A team also brings extensive experience in world-class, worldwide logistics support.

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