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KAI Comments FA-50 Sale to Philippines

Korea Aerospace Industries has detailed the $420 million sale of 12 FA-50 light attack fighters to the Philippines, which brings to 52 the number of T-50 variants ordered to date by foreign customers. (KAI photo)

 

April 2, 2014 defense-aerospace.com/

(Source: Korea Aerospace Industries; dated March 28, 2014)

 

KAI Won A Contract to Export 12 FA-50s to the Philippines, Worth $420 Million

 

Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (KAI) won a contract to export 12 FA-50s to the Philippines for Philippine Air Force's multi-purpose fighter purchase project in a government-to-government way on March 28th.

 

This contract including training is valued at $420 million and the company will completely deliver 12 aircraft within 38 months after the deal goes into effect.

 

The variant of T-50 family has received 52 orders from the Air Forces of Iraq (24) in 2013, Indonesia (16) in 2011 and the Philippines (12) in 2014.

 

T-50 variant aircraft developed in partnership with Lockheed Martin and in operation in the Republic of Korea Air Force.

 

The FA-50 measures 13.13m in length, 9.45m in width and 4.85m in height and is able to fly with a max speed of Mach 1.5 with up to 4,500kg armed weapons loaded in it.

 

FA-50 light attack aircraft, in particular earned KAI recognition for its high-performance and low-cost fighter.

 

KAI is eyeing to further exporting the T-50 variant aircraft to the U.S.A., Botswana, the U.A.E., Thailand and Peru.

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