Korea Aerospace Industries Signs Deal with Thai Air Force

June 2019

In May 2019, Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced that it was awarded a USD 52 million contract to upgrade the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF) fleet of T-50TH Golden Eagle trainer jets to include enhanced sensor and countermeasure capabilities.

The scope of the upgrade and modification program will see the current and future Thai fleet equipped with a fire control radar, radar warning receivers, and chaff/flare countermeasure dispenser systems. The contract also includes through-program support, as well as training and spares, and the final delivery of the upgrade is due to take place towards the end of 2021.

KAI expects that it could win additional orders for products such as its light fighter jet FA-50 and trainer jet KT-1 from Thailand because the RTAF has expressed high satisfaction for its aircraft. The company plans to promote its products to other countries such as Malaysia and the Philippines.

(Sources: AIN Online; The Diplomat; Pulse News)

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