T-50A for Advanced Pilot Training

T-50A for Advanced Pilot Training
The T-50A is purpose-built around 5th Generation thinking. The F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, have advanced capabilities that have never been available before. Advanced pilot training is the key to taking advantage of them. There is no more effective or affordable way than the T-50A to train the next generation of pilots to fly, fight and win. With more than 142,000 flight hours on the airframe, the T-50A is ready to deliver on day one.

T-50A Mission X


As the leader in 5th Generation development, Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Korea Aerospace Industries, brings the experience and leadership to support the next generation of pilots.

Seamless Transition into 5th Generation Fighters
The T-50A is easy to fly—similar to the F-16, F-22, and F-35—which helps avoid negative training and unnecessary sorties. The T-50A creates better pilots, in less time, for less cost by enabling student pilots to focus their airmanship skills on improved aero performance, digital flight controls/fly-by-wire, with NextGen air traffic management systems, while operating from an anthropometrically designed 5th Generation cockpit.

Downloading / Offloading for Cost-Effectiveness
The Republic of Korea Air Force’s training experience has shown that the new training system yields a better fighter pilot in less time with fewer sorties and lower cost. The T-50 training program has reduced the number of required flights in the KF-16 to only nine sorties. The Ground-Based Training System contains an array of innovative technologies to provide options for “offloading” aircraft training tasks into the simulation environment.

Built-In Mission Flexibility
The T-50A aircraft configuration is based on South Korea’s FA-50, which is currently in production. The FA-50, the most advanced version of the T-50, incorporates air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons, along with an avionics suite that contains an electronic warfare suite, a multi-mode radar and an advanced data-link.

Ground-Based Training System (GBTS)

Proven. Lockheed Martin’s T-50A ground-based training system applies lessons learned from decades of training with leading-edge technologies.

Low Risk. Lockheed Martin is an industry leader in training solutions. We can deliver immersive, synchronized ground-based training systems that maximize training effectiveness and reduce costs.

Ready for Next Gen. The agile T-50A ground-based training system is focused on training the next generation of pilots to command next-generation aircraft.


T-50A: Ready Day One

National Media Takes Ride in T-50A

T-50A Goes Live from Greenville FACO


Integrated Logistics Support – and a Growing, Global Support Initiative
The T-50A team brings together extensive experience in world-class, worldwide logistics support of its products. Korea Aerospace Industries, Lockheed Martin, General Electric and an international supplier network stand ready to provide all aspects of support for the T-50A training system.

Support includes logistics planning, site surveys, base- and depot-level repair shops, spares provisioning and replenishment, support equipment, electronic technical manuals and portable maintenance readers. It also includes technical services, logistics management and future upgrade programs, plus maintenance technician training and training equipment. The result: Individual customer needs are readily accommodated.

Lockheed Martin logistics and sustainment solutions deliver performance reliability and support the full life cycle of our customers’ platforms and products, ensuring relevant capabilities and mission excellence at the lowest total cost.

T-50A View From 360-Degree Cockpit Camera

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