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First KAI FA-50 light combat aircraft for Polish Air Force rolled-out

By Defence Industry Europe

On June 7, at the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) facility hosted the official unveiling ceremony was held to unveil the first FA-50GF light combat aircraft ordered by Poland.

The contract for a total of 48 aircraft – 12 FA-50 training and combat variants, and 36 FA-50PL light combat variants – was signed on 16th September 2022.



The first two aircraft are expected to be delivered to Poland by the end of July, with the remaining ten to be delivered by the end of the current year.
Subsequently, the aircraft will undergo a modification process to reach the intended FA-50PL Block 20 standard.

As of now, the new configuration is set to include Raytheon PhantomStrike radar stations and the capability to utilize Lockheed Martin AN/AAQ-33 Sniper observation and targeting pods.

 

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