The AN/ALE-50 fibre-optic towed decoy is designed to protect combat aircraft from air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles, by using active and semi-active radar homing.
Iraq orders T-50IQ repair, maintenance and training services
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced on 8 November that it has received a $360 million contract from the Iraqi MoD to repair and maintain a fleet of trainer aircraft.
Under the three-year deal, KAI will perform MRO services for T-50IQ supersonic advanced trainers (the Iraqi designation of the T-50 Golden Eagle).
Additional work will include training programmes for Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) pilots and engineers.
Iraq received 24 T-50IQs from 2013 to 2019, to meet an IQAF lead-in fighter trainer requirement. Shephard Defence Insight forecasts an out-of-service date of 2038 for the Iraqi T-50 fleet.
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