Procurement: South Korean Flight Trainers Selling


August 12, 2007: Turkey is buying 55 KT1 basic aircraft trainers from South Korea, for $910,000 each. The 2.5 ton aircraft has a turbo-prop engine and a maximum speed of up to 574 kilometers per hour. The KT-1 has two seats, can fly up to 35,000 feet and stay in the air for five hours per sortie. Max range is about 1,700 kilometers. The aircraft is also used as a spotter aircraft by the Korean army and air force, as well as a flight trainer. The aircraft can also be equipped with a machine-gun pod, as well as up to half a ton of bombs and rockets. Four years ago, South Korea sold ten KT-1s to Indonesia.


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