South Korea Orders More TA-50s

The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) has ordered an undisclosed number of Korean Aircraft Industries TA-50 light fighter aircraft, it announced on September 25. Deliveries will start in 2019. The jets will be used for fighter training. The RoKAF currently operates 22 TA-50s. The follow-on order will provide a lead-in training capability for the F-35A Lightning II, which will enter RoKAF service in 2018.

David C Isby