Israel could gain from Korean bid for IAF contract

27.11.2011                      01.Kislev. 5772                      Rosch Chodesch

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Israel could gain from Korean bid for IAF contract

Tender to replace IAF's fleet of A-4 Skyhawks,used to train cadets in advanced pilot training, could net $5 billion in sales for Israeli companies.

A competition to sell the Israel Air Force’s new advanced combat trainers is heating up as a Korean defense delegation plans to arrive in Israel next month to sign an agreement paving the way for increased cooperation and potentially $5 billion in sales for Israeli companies.
The agreement is part of a South Korean effort to persuade Israel to select Korean Aerospace Industries’ (KAI’s) T-50 advanced trainer as the replacement for the IAF’s aging fleet of A-4 Skyhawks, which are currently used to train cadets in their advanced pilot training….