Lockheed Martin T-50A


The T-50A is a candidate for replacing the aging T-38 Talon currently used by the U.S. Air Force to train fighter and bomber pilots. With the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning having advanced capabilities, Lockheed Martin built the T-50 based on these capabilities. The Air Force is set to make a decision at the end of this year with the program expected to be worth nearly $16.3 billion.


  • The T-50 is basically an upgrade of Korea’s FA-50, which is a trainer for Korea!
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will manage the selection of the trainer to replace the T-38 Talon!
  • Lockheed Martin is promoting the T-50 as a ready-to-go package and they have offered to shave two years off the Air Force’s goal of becoming operational in 2024!

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