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KAI proposes FA-50 for RTAF fighter requirement

by Akhil Kadidal

The KAI FA-50 is a tandem-seat light-attack aircraft in service with Poland and the Philippines, in addition to South Korea. (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), which seeks to acquire new combat aircraft from fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Janes understands that KAI's proposal is in response to an unofficial request for proposals (RFP) issued by the RTAF in the second half of 2023. In its 2024 White Paper, the RTAF detailed a plan to procure 12–14 fighter aircraft to replace ageing Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs of its 102 Squadron from FY 2025 to FY 2034.

The RTAF's aircraft procurement plan was to be presented to the Thai cabinet on 2 April. However, an RTAF source told Janes on 3 April that the Thai government did not accept the RTAF's proposed budgetary request. “The air force will try again in May,” the source added.


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KAI proposes FA-50 for RTAF fighter requirement

by Akhil Kadidal

The KAI FA-50 is a tandem-seat light-attack aircraft in service with Poland and the Philippines, in addition to South Korea. (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), which seeks to acquire new combat aircraft from fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Janes understands that KAI's proposal is in response to an unofficial request for proposals (RFP) issued by the RTAF in the second half of 2023. In its 2024 White Paper, the RTAF detailed a plan to procure 12–14 fighter aircraft to replace ageing Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs of its 102 Squadron from FY 2025 to FY 2034.

The RTAF's aircraft procurement plan was to be presented to the Thai cabinet on 2 April. However, an RTAF source told Janes on 3 April that the Thai government did not accept the RTAF's proposed budgetary request. “The air force will try again in May,” the source added.


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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Roya...

KAI proposes FA-50 for RTAF fighter requirement

by Akhil Kadidal

The KAI FA-50 is a tandem-seat light-attack aircraft in service with Poland and the Philippines, in addition to South Korea. (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), which seeks to acquire new combat aircraft from fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Janes understands that KAI's proposal is in response to an unofficial request for proposals (RFP) issued by the RTAF in the second half of 2023. In its 2024 White Paper, the RTAF detailed a plan to procure 12–14 fighter aircraft to replace ageing Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs of its 102 Squadron from FY 2025 to FY 2034.

The RTAF's aircraft procurement plan was to be presented to the Thai cabinet on 2 April. However, an RTAF source told Janes on 3 April that the Thai government did not accept the RTAF's proposed budgetary request. “The air force will try again in May,” the source added.


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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Roya...

KAI proposes FA-50 for RTAF fighter requirement

by Akhil Kadidal

The KAI FA-50 is a tandem-seat light-attack aircraft in service with Poland and the Philippines, in addition to South Korea. (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), which seeks to acquire new combat aircraft from fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Janes understands that KAI's proposal is in response to an unofficial request for proposals (RFP) issued by the RTAF in the second half of 2023. In its 2024 White Paper, the RTAF detailed a plan to procure 12–14 fighter aircraft to replace ageing Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs of its 102 Squadron from FY 2025 to FY 2034.

The RTAF's aircraft procurement plan was to be presented to the Thai cabinet on 2 April. However, an RTAF source told Janes on 3 April that the Thai government did not accept the RTAF's proposed budgetary request. “The air force will try again in May,” the source added.


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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Roya...

KAI proposes FA-50 for RTAF fighter requirement

by Akhil Kadidal

The KAI FA-50 is a tandem-seat light-attack aircraft in service with Poland and the Philippines, in addition to South Korea. (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), which seeks to acquire new combat aircraft from fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Janes understands that KAI's proposal is in response to an unofficial request for proposals (RFP) issued by the RTAF in the second half of 2023. In its 2024 White Paper, the RTAF detailed a plan to procure 12–14 fighter aircraft to replace ageing Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs of its 102 Squadron from FY 2025 to FY 2034.

The RTAF's aircraft procurement plan was to be presented to the Thai cabinet on 2 April. However, an RTAF source told Janes on 3 April that the Thai government did not accept the RTAF's proposed budgetary request. “The air force will try again in May,” the source added.


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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Roya...

KAI proposes FA-50 for RTAF fighter requirement

by Akhil Kadidal

The KAI FA-50 is a tandem-seat light-attack aircraft in service with Poland and the Philippines, in addition to South Korea. (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), which seeks to acquire new combat aircraft from fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Janes understands that KAI's proposal is in response to an unofficial request for proposals (RFP) issued by the RTAF in the second half of 2023. In its 2024 White Paper, the RTAF detailed a plan to procure 12–14 fighter aircraft to replace ageing Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs of its 102 Squadron from FY 2025 to FY 2034.

The RTAF's aircraft procurement plan was to be presented to the Thai cabinet on 2 April. However, an RTAF source told Janes on 3 April that the Thai government did not accept the RTAF's proposed budgetary request. “The air force will try again in May,” the source added.


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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Roya...

KAI proposes FA-50 for RTAF fighter requirement

by Akhil Kadidal

The KAI FA-50 is a tandem-seat light-attack aircraft in service with Poland and the Philippines, in addition to South Korea. (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), which seeks to acquire new combat aircraft from fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Janes understands that KAI's proposal is in response to an unofficial request for proposals (RFP) issued by the RTAF in the second half of 2023. In its 2024 White Paper, the RTAF detailed a plan to procure 12–14 fighter aircraft to replace ageing Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs of its 102 Squadron from FY 2025 to FY 2034.

The RTAF's aircraft procurement plan was to be presented to the Thai cabinet on 2 April. However, an RTAF source told Janes on 3 April that the Thai government did not accept the RTAF's proposed budgetary request. “The air force will try again in May,” the source added.


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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Roya...

KAI proposes FA-50 for RTAF fighter requirement

by Akhil Kadidal

The KAI FA-50 is a tandem-seat light-attack aircraft in service with Poland and the Philippines, in addition to South Korea. (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed a sale of its FA-50 light fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), which seeks to acquire new combat aircraft from fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Janes understands that KAI's proposal is in response to an unofficial request for proposals (RFP) issued by the RTAF in the second half of 2023. In its 2024 White Paper, the RTAF detailed a plan to procure 12–14 fighter aircraft to replace ageing Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs of its 102 Squadron from FY 2025 to FY 2034.

The RTAF's aircraft procurement plan was to be presented to the Thai cabinet on 2 April. However, an RTAF source told Janes on 3 April that the Thai government did not accept the RTAF's proposed budgetary request. “The air force will try again in May,” the source added.


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