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Trigger happy over the T-50

South Korean publications are abuzz with a press pickup thatIndonesiawill buy 16 KAI T-50 advanced jet trainer aircraft to replace its aging BAEHawks. The apparent source of the news was a story from Indonesian publisherSeputar Indonesia, quoting Indonesian Air Force chief of staff Imam Sufaat.Unfortunately no amount of searching on Seputar’s websiteproduces an article mentioning […]

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Bizarre twist in T-50 Indonesia campaign

South Korean and Indonesian newspapers are abuzz with a bizarretwist in Seoul‘squest to find a foreign client for the Korea Aerospace Industries/LockheedMartin T-50 Golden Eagle.Essentially two men and a woman allegedly from South Korea‘s spy agency, the NationalIntelligence Service, recently broke into a Seoul hotel room occupied by a member of avisiting Indonesian trade delegation. […]

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KAI and Lockheed need to rethink their T-50 strategy

The bad news continues for the Korea Aerospace Industries T-50, which appears to have lost out in the Singapore advanced jet trainer competition.The aircraft, which was jointly developed with Lockheed Martin, was a serious contender. But it ultimately failed against the Aermacchi M346, which has also been successful in the United Arab Emirates.Clearly KAI and […]

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VIDEO: Promotional video of KAI T-50 jet trainer

Here is a pretty cool (and at times corny – what’s with the feathers, boys?) video of the Korea Aerospace Industries T-50, which is in contention for advanced jet trainer competitions with the twin-engined Alenia Aermacchi M346 for contracts in Singapore and other parts of the world.The KAI fellas passed it to me last week […]

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Singapore 2010: When will Singapore decide between T-50 and M346?

This has been in the works for such a long time, and is likely to continue in the near term.Singapore has been assessing the Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 (above) and Aermacchi M-346 (below) for its advanced jet trainer competition. Flight trials, from what we understand, are over and negotiations are ongoing between Singapore and the […]

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UAE loss requires serious re-thinking by T-50 marketing team

The Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 programme has suffered a serious blow after the United Arab Emirates selected the Alenia Aermacchi M346 for its advanced lead-in fighter trainer requirement.If the South Korean company and Lockheed Martin, which helped to develop the aircraft and works with KAI to market it internationally, want to develop an export market […]

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