Lockheed Martin flies T-50A upgraded aircraft for T-X competition

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the initial flight test of its T-50A configured aircraft, the company´s aircraft offering in the US Air Force´s advanced pilot training competition, the company said.

The T-50A builds on the heritage of the T-50 with more than 100 T-50s flying today at 100,000 flight hours and more than 1,000 pilots.
The aircraft meets all APT requirements and can deliver those capabilities on schedule at the lowest risk to the customer.

The aircraft was developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries. The accompanying T-50A Ground-Based Training System features technologies that deliver an immersive, synchronized ground-based training platform.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.