Tag: Lockheed Martin T-50A

Spain could swap 6 A400M airlifters for South Korea’s 30 KT-1 and 20 T-50 trainers
Spain has reportedly ordered 27 A400M airlifters from Airbus but has decided to sell 13 of them and received consent from Airbus. South Korea and Spain are expected to launch negotiations as early as this month to swap four to six A400Ms that Spain ordered for 30 KT-1s and 20 T-50s.
Boeing wins USAF T-X trainer competition
Boeing beat out Lockheed, which was offering a modified version of its T-50 training jet developed jointly with KAI and also beat Italy’s Leonardo, which offered the T-100 According to Reuters, Boeing was selected to build the U.S. Air Force’s next training jet in a contract worth up to $9.2 billion over the life of the program, the service said...
Lockheed Martin-KAI consortium submits final proposal for T-X
If the Lockheed-KAI consortium wins the T-X competition, it will supply 350 T-50A aircraft to the U.S. military The Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) consortium has submitted their final proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition on Aug. 15. The T-X program aims to replace the Northrop T-38 advanced jet trainer with a new platform. Both companies are offering the...
Lockheed Martin T-50A flies its 100th sortie
Lockheed Martin and KAI would need to ensure that the T-50 could be qualified to land on a carrier deck Orlando Carvalho, Lockheed Martin’s executive vice president of its aeronautics division, told Defense News that his company might offer the T-50A to the U.S. Navy as a replacement for the T-45 if it fails to win the U.S. Air Force’s...
Pilot error to blame for Black Eagles T-50B crash in Singapore
The T-50B veered off the runway while taking-off to perform on the first day of the Singapore Airshow 2018 The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has completed its investigation into the Black Eagles display team incident in Singapore on Feb. 6 and concluded that pilot error was the cause. “We concluded that the accident was attributed to the pilot’s failure...
USAF to base first T-X unit at JB San Antonio-Randolph
The first T-X aircraft will arrive in Texas in 2022 On Feb. 21, 2018 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, as the preferred location for the first T-X unit. The T-X program aims to replace the Northrop T-38 advanced jet trainer with a new platform. According to the U.S. Air Force press release the first aircraft...
Impressive photos show Black Eagle T-50B overturned having crashed while taking off at Singapore Airshow 2018
The T-50B skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of runway 1 and caught fire. The pilot sustained light injuries Taken on Feb. 6, 2018 the impressive photos in this post show a Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50B aircraft from Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles display team overturned after having crashed while taking off from Changi...
"Boeing’s T-X bid was unbeatably low” KAI says
Lockheed Martin’s T-50A (TX-2) recently achieved a major milestone reaching the 100 flight mark in Greenville, South Carolina Lockheed Martin T-50A recently achieved a new milestone as the aircraft flew its 100th sortie at the Greenville, South Carolina, facility. This flight continues to demonstrate the company's low-risk, Ready Now approach to the Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition Lockheed Martin said in...

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