South Korea to Show off T-50 Trainer
South Korea will make a showing for the first time at the Airport Expo Dubai, flying its T-50 “Golden Eagle” jet trainer/ light fighter. The Korean Aerospace Industries T-50 is designed specifically to train pilots for the F-16 and other fourth and fifth generation jets. KIA says it has about 100 orders booked from Korea’s own air force.
The T-50 shares a number of design elements with the F-16, and is capable of both supersonic speeds and use as a light fighter and attack aircraft. Lockheed Martin is a joint marketing partner with KAI via T-50 International.