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Thailand to upgrade T-50TH trainers

29th May 2019 - 14:03 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) is upgrading its T-50TH Golden Eagle trainer jet fleet. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) won a contract to upgrade 12 T-50THs, according to a filing to South Korea’s stock exchange on 24 May.

This KRW62.3 billion ($56 million) contract involves an ‘upgrade and modification programme’ incorporating radars, radar warning receivers and countermeasures dispenser systems to mitigate hostile threats.

Kim Jo-won, chief executive of KAI, commented, ‘We will prove ourselves worthy of confidence of the Thai air force with outstanding quality and technical skills.’

For its part, an RTAF official said: ‘We have deep trust in

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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