LM flies T-X candidate

Photo: The first T-50A. Lockheed Martin


Lockheed Martin has completed the initial flight test of its T-50A advanced trainer, that is in contention for the USAF’s T-X Advanced Pilot Training competition.
In a June 2 news release, LM said: ‘The aircraft in its new configuration with the 5th Gen cockpit and other upgrades performed flawlessly,’ according to Mark Ward, Lockheed Martin T-50A lead test pilot, after his flight in Sacheon, South Korea. ‘I have no doubt this aircraft will close the gap which currently exists between the trainer fleet and 5th Generation fighters.’
The T-50A builds on the T-50 Golden Eagle, which is a joint LM/Korean Aerospace project, with more than 100 T-50s flying today—100,000 flight hours and counting—and more than 1,000 pilots trained.
Lockheed Martin is currently standing up its T-50A Final Assembly and Checkout site in Greenville, South Carolina, should it win the contest.

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