Following a rigorous inspection process, the Royal Thai Air Force have commissioned four South Korean built T-50 TH trainer jets into service this week.
The new jets were put into action at Air Wing 401 at Takhli Airbase in Nakhon Sawan, a province that resides to the north of Bangkok.
Air Force commander-in-Chief ACM Jom Rungsawang stated this was the first occurrence of Thailand’s military purchasing air craft from an Asian manufacturer but he was impressed by the quality and efficiency of the jets.
The aircraft are expected to be in service for up to 30 years and all being well, it could be the beginning of a good working relationship with the South Korean supplier.
The new flying machines will replace the aging L-39 trainer jets, which have served the Air Force well over the past two decades.
Pilots will train in the new jets before proceeding to the F16 or the Grippen, where they will enhance their skills to a greater degree.
Source : ThaiPBS
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