Iraq receives new batch T-50
Iraq receives new batch of T-50 fighter jets.

The Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) received a new batch of six KAI T-50IQ Golden Eagle light combat aircraft from South Korea, June 6, 2018.

According to the air force statement, the aircraft landed in a military airbase in Baghdad.

This is the fourth batch of T-50 delivered to the Iraqi AF. The delivery is included in a contract signed 5 years ago.

In December 2013, Iraq purchased 24 South Korean T-50IQ fighter jets, plus additional equipment and pilot training over 20 years.

T-50IQ is an Iraqi Air Force version of the FA-50 light attack variant of the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced trainer jet.

The T-50 is South Korea’s first indigenous supersonic aircraft and one of the world’s few supersonic trainers. It was developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) together with Lockheed Martin.

Written by Matteo Sanzani
Image: Iraqi AF

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