The Israel Air Force (IAF) is urgently seeking a new advanced jet trainer (AJT), fearing it will be unable to sustain its ageing fleet of 20 McDonnell Douglas TA-4J/F Skyhawk AJTs much longer. The IAF recently announced that it should pursue its requirement–for 20-30 aircraft–on a shorter schedule than had been anticipated. The leading candidates are Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin’s T-50 Golden Eagle and Alenia Aermacchi’s M-346 Master. Israel will...
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