posted on Dec, 23 2016 @ 06:02 PM
a reply to: Fools
It's probably going to boil down to the T-50A, or the T-100. The T-100 is based on the M-346 Master. Israel is the largest current operator with 30,
followed by Singapore with 12. There aren't many existing orders for them. They've worked on giving them a ground attack ability, but as far as I
know, haven't yet.
The T-50A is based of the T-50, which includes the F and F/A-50. It already has both a fighter, and a ground attack role incorporated. Korea has 102
aircraft, with more on order. Iraq, the Philippines, Thailand all have orders in place for them, with others interested.
I'd really like to see Boeing get it. I like their aircraft, but Lockheed and KAI have the advantage of starting from, by far, the most mature and
well established airframe of all, which will play a big role in helping with costs. The other two haven't released much about their aircraft beyond
"they've flown", but Sierra Nevada are gambling on being more efficient than maneuverable, like the others are.
edit on 12/23/2016 by Zaphod58
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