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05:06 AM, September 26, 2017
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S Korean Air Force to Purchase T-50 Advanced Trainer Jets
KAI T-50 Golden Eagle- Pix via Wikipedia by Sergey Ryabtsev

South Korea's Air Force will purchase additional T-50 advanced trainer jets from a local producer, the nation's arms agency said Monday.

The decision was made at the 105th session of the weapons procurement committee, presided over by Defense Minister Song Young-moo, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, Yonhap news reported.

"We plan to begin the project in 2019," said DAPA.

The panel did not specify the model or number of planes to be bought, only saying it will be a "domestic purchase" program. All Indications point to the T-50 Golden Eagle is the favorite to win the new contract.

The T-50 is a supersonic advanced trainer aircraft developed by Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin.

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