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Thailand received the first South Korean aircraft T-50TN

The first two T-50ТН training and combat aircraft manufactured by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the South Korean aircraft maker, arrived in Thailand from South Korea, reports bmpd.

During the 12 hours, aircraft with an intermediate landing in Kaohsiung (Taiwan) covered the distance of 6658 km.

The contract for the supply of 4-x aircraft was signed in September 2015. The transaction value was $ 110 million. In July, 2017, an intergovernmental agreement was signed on the acquisition by Thailand of eight more T-50TH aircraft worth $ 260 million.

“The T-50ТН aircraft is another export modification of the famous KAI T-50 Golden Eagle combat training aircraft, created and produced by KAI together with the American corporation Lockheed Martin. The vehicles are equipped with Israeli Elta EL / M-2032 radar, Link 16 data transmission equipment and are capable of carrying a very wide range of weapons, ”the material says.

The purchase of T-50ТН is made by Thailand within the framework of the Aero L-2014ZA-ART training aircraft approved by the Thai government at the end of 39, purchased in the Czech Republic in 1991-1996 in the number of 38 units.
Photos used:
Yonhap / KAI
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  1. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 10 January 2018 13: 47 New
    A rival to the Sino-Pakistani fighter? And the various versions of the MiG-21 ...
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 10 January 2018 14: 05 New
      Let them learn, maybe it will come in handy.
      1. xetai9977
        xetai9977 10 January 2018 14: 28 New
        "A competitor to the Sino-Pakistani fighter?"
        It is unlikely. JF-17 is a full-fledged fighter, unlike the combat training T-50. In addition, it is only 5-6 million more expensive. The difference is small, to prefer a training aircraft to a very good fighter
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 10 January 2018 14: 08 New
      Generally do not understand what kind of unit. Looked LTX, solid NOT. Not a fighter, not an attack aircraft. training aircraft overgrowth. Slightly increased analogue of the Russian Yak-130
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 10 January 2018 14: 11 New
        Fighters of the 5th and 4th generations become financially costly and people are trying to develop the theme of economy fighter based on UB aircraft. If we take into account modern AFAR and avionics - you can get an inexpensive (in comparison with the F-35, Rafal / MiG-35) car.
  2. san4es
    san4es 10 January 2018 13: 54 New
    “The T-50TN is another export modification of the famous KAI T-50 Golden Eagle combat trainer

  3. Shuttle
    Shuttle 10 January 2018 14: 07 New
    Yeah, very, very South Korean.

    1. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 10 January 2018 15: 14 New
      Yes, there Lockheed Martin rules. The plane is essentially American, only Korea pays money. The weapon is also American.
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 10 January 2018 14: 30 New
    China is also slowly promoting the L-15 supersonic counterpart to the Yak-130. There were infa that AFAR want to put.