|Object Name:||KAI T-50 Golden Eagle Award|
|Platform(s):||T-50 Golden Eagle|
|Year of Manufacture:||2003|
|Location:||Paul Fuller Entrance|
BAE Systems (Operations) Limited
for their outstanding
contributions and cooperation for
the T-50 Full Scale Development
and Production Implementation.
[signed] Kil, Hyoung-Bo
President & CEO
Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd
Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (commonly referred to as KAI, Korean: is a South Korean aerospace company; the headquarters and its major plants are located at Sacheon city.
The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is a family of South Korean supersonic advanced trainers and light combat aircraft, developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with the American aerospace company Lockheed Martin. The T-50 is South Korea's first indigenous supersonic aircraft and one of the world's few supersonic trainers. Development began in the late 1990s, and its maiden flight occurred in 2002. The aircraft entered active service with the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) in 2005.
The T-50 has been further developed into aerobatic and combat variants, namely T-50B, TA-50, and FA-50. The F-50 single-seat multirole fighter variant was considered. The T-50B serves with the South Korean air force's aerobatics team. The TA-50 light attack variant has been ordered by Indonesia. The Philippines ordered 12 units of the FA-50 variant. The T-50 is also being marketed as a candidate for the United States Air Force's next-generation T-X trainer programme. Thailand ordered 4 units of the T-50 advanced trainer variant.
BAE Systems Platform Solutions supplies Flight Control computers, Head Up Display, Control Stick assemblies, Rate Sensor assemblies, Accelerometer sensor assemblies, and Test Equipment. The contracts also provide for in-country production support and training in the Republic of Korea.