RTAF T-50TH made the first flight earlier this month at the KAI facility in South Korea.
Out of the requirement of 16 aircraf, RTAF order 4 T-50THs and the follow on order of 8 aircraft was confirmed in this fiscal year.
T-50TH is close to FA-50 in term of configuration with the BVR capability and datalink. RTAF will deploy the aircraft in the LIFT and attack mission.
At the factory of KAI manufacturer in South Korea The Royal Thai Air Force has provided four T-50THs in the first lot and added 8 more in the 2016 year with 16 requests to replace the L-39ZA/ART in the 401 Squadron.