Iraqi Air force received 5 fighter jets T50IQ from South Korea. Fighter jets T50IQ will arrive in Iraq in 2016.
Iraq has ordered 24 light attack fighters based on the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50 supersonic trainer, with deliveries due to be completed by 2017. The order, including training, is valued at $1.1 billion, but KAI says supporting the aircraft over 20 years, also contracted, will take total revenue beyond $2 billion.
Though Iraq’s aircraft are designated T-50IQ, an industry official says the aircraft will be built to the design of the FA-50 light attack variant of the T-50 family. Powered by a singleF404 engine, the T-50 is a contender for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer requirement.