Tag: T-X program

Argentina Could Receive two KAI FA-50 Light Attack Aircraft this Year
Korea Aerospace Industries has not received confirmation that it has won an order to supply the FA-50 to Argentina. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has not received confirmation that it has won an order to supply the FA-50 to Argentina, Flight Global reports. An anonymous source says the deal covers eight aircraft...
Boeing wins USAF T-X trainer competition
The U.S. Air Force required up to 475 T-X advanced trainer aircraft and the numbers do not include replacing the T-38 in the Aggressor and companion trainer roles. William Torgerson, senior director of T-X program, at its factory tour for the media at Boeing’s St. Louis that the aerospace giant sees a potential market for...
"Boeing’s T-X bid was unbeatably low” KAI says
KAI didn’t provide its own bidding price for its T-50 supersonic jet. However the company’s share lost 29.8 percent after the winner of the T-X contract was announced. A Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) spokesperson confirmed to The Korea Times that Boeing’s bid for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition was “unbeatably low.” Actually the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Boeing over...
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...
Martin-Baker Mk18 ejection seat for KF-X
The Mk18 for KF-X is a similar seat to the one currently in competition for the USAF new trainer jet, the T-X Martin-Baker’s Mk18 ejection seat has been selected by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the KF-X fighter program. The selection of the Mk18 seat continues a long history of partnership between Martin-Baker and KAI, that started with their KT-1, followed...
USAF and other NATO air forces work together to address pilot shortage
Pilot shortage in the U.S. Air Force has been well documented, but the U.S. isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats Pilot shortage in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has been well documented, but the U.S. isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats. As explained by John Ingle, 82nd...
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...