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LIMA 2017: T-50 enjoys growing popularity

21st March 2017 - 13:24 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Langkawi


As South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatic team of T-50Bs roared above the biennial LIMA 2017 exhibition, the aircraft manufacturer was explaining why the aircraft has become a popular choice for supersonic trainers and ground attack aircraft in the international market, with sales in Indonesia, Iraq, the Philippines and Thailand to date.

The aircraft could be the next lead-in fighter trainer choice for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), said Sky Lee, senior manager of the Asia business development team, international marketing division of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI).

Though no requirement details have been announced by the Malaysian government to replace

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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