Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has entered a $52 million contract related to Bangkok’s purchase of T-50TH advanced jet trainers.
“The deal is an Upgrade & Modification program which aims to equip the T-50TH Jet trainers which RTAF operates with radars and the [radar warning receiver], and [counter measures dispenser system],” says KAI.
“The contract includes such follow-up and support as training, repairing parts and support equipment. The final delivery is slated for October 2021.”
The Royal Thai Air Force operates four T-50THs and has an additional eight examples on order. When queried, KAI declined to state whether the $52 million contract relates only to the eight new fighters, or the entire fleet of 12.
The T-50 family is equipped with the Elta EL/M-2032 pulse Doppler radar.