- Lockheed Martin has completed an initial test flight of a modernised T-50A
- The aircraft was developed jointly with Korean Aerospace Industries for USAF’s T-X trainer programme
Lockheed Martin completed a first test flight of a modernised T-50A that it developed jointly with Korea Aerospace Industries for US Air Force’s (USAF’s) T-X trainer programme, the company announced on 2 June.
First flight of the Lockheed Martin T-50A. (Lockheed Martin)
The T-50A is the company’s aircraft offering in the USAF’s competition to replace the ageing Northrop T-38 Talon. The T-50A configuration is a block upgrade of the existing T-50 design. Changes include aerial refuelling capability, embedded training, open system architecture, and a fifth-generation cockpit, company officials have said.