KAI wins T-50TH upgrade deal in Thailand

28 May 2019

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been awarded a contract by the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) to modify the service's T-50TH Golden Eagle lead-in fighter trainers (LIFT), KAI said in a filing to the Korea stock exchange on 24 May.

The deal is worth KRW62.3 billion (USD52.5 million) and features KAI's provision of an "upgrade and modification programme" that will equip the RTAF's fleet of 12 T-50TH aircraft - four of which have been delivered - with radar systems, radar warning receivers (RWR), and a countermeasures dispenser system (CMDS).

The contract, which is scheduled to be completed by October 2021, includes KAI's supply of follow-up training and support as well as the supply of spare parts and the provision of associated support equipment.

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