Friday, August 14, 2020

Thailand commissions first T-50TH lead-in fighter trainers

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) announced on 4 April that it had commissioned the first batch T-50TH lead-in fighter trainers.

The T-50TH supersonic advanced trainers of 401st Squadron was inducted into the RTAF, at its Wing 4 Base Takhli, Nakhon Sawan, during the commissioning ceremony. The four aircraft were inducted on 4 April at an airbase in Nakhon Sawan, in a commissioning ceremony presided over by RTAF Commander Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang.

The first two of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50TH Golden Eagle Lead-In Fighter Trainers (LIFT) serial 40101 and 40102, 401st Squadron will arrive at Wing 4 RTAF Base Takhli, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand on 25 January 2018.


- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

More: Lockheed Martin T-50A reaches 100 flights in Greenville, South Carolina

The T-50TH developed to train and prepare pilots for the F-16 and JAS-39, replacing trainers such as L-39s in service with the RTAF. The T-50TH lead-in fighter trainers developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with Lockheed Martin.

More: Russia to get first mass-produced T-50 fighter jet by 2020

Korea Aerospace Industrie has delivered 4 of a total of 12 T-50TH aircraft. Thailand is currently signed up for 12 T-50TH aircraft across two batches of four and eight respectively.

 

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW