Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced on July 19 that it signed an agreement on July 15 to supply four KT-1 basic training aircrafts to Senegalese Air Force. That reported bybusinesskorea.co.kr.
With this, the total number of KT-1 trainer aircrafts supplied to overseas countries has gone up to 81 (17 to Indonesia, 40 to Turkey, 20 to Peru, and 4 to Senegal).
An officer of the company said, “Last year’s summit meeting in Seoul between the Presidents of South Korea and Senegal helped the deal of KT-1 trainer aircrafts .
KT-1 is a single engine basic trainer or light attack aircraft designed and built jointly by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and the Agency of Defence Development (ADD).
It is the first native aircraft developed principally to meet the requirements of the Republic of Korean Air Force. About 92 KT-1 aircraft are currently operational worldwide.
KT-1 can climb at a rate of 1,067m/min. The maximum and cruise speeds of the aircraft are 648km/h and 500km/h respectively. The stall speed is 130km/h.
The range of the KT-1 is 1,688km, while the service ceiling is 11,580m. The aircraft can loiter in air for up to five hours. It weighs around 1,910kg while its maximum take-off weight is 3,311kg.