- German Defense Minister Commits to Buying F-18s to Replace Tornados
- RSF: Bulgaria again lowest in EU in media freedom ranking
- Wizz Air Canceled Today's Flights between Varna and London
- The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria took a decision to postpone the International Defence Exhibition “Hemus 2020” for late September - early October 2020
- US says Bulgaria can pay in instalments for future military acquisitions
- 53% Drop in Passengers at Sofia Airport
- THE VENETIAN FORTRESS PALAMIDI IN NAFPLIO (PHOTO GALLERY)
- The personnel of the Ministry of Defence and the Bulgarian Army fulfill their duties under conditions of anti-epidemic measures
- THE RED SEMI-SUBMARINE NEMO IN GREEK PORT OF KAVALA!
- NIMH: Snow in Most Parts of the Country
SEOUL, (BM) – Bulgaria negotiates with South Korea for construction of combat aircraft assembly plant, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Within the framework of his visit to the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov laid a wreath in tribute to the memory of the Korean citizens who lost their lives in the independence movement during the Korean and the Vietnam War.
Read more: The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence Transferred to U.S. $1,2 Billion for Purchase of F-16s
The visit of the Bulgarian delegation continued with a visit to the Hyundai research and development centre. Bulgaria has made an offer to the Korean side to invest in the construction, in Bulgaria, of a Hyundai automobile factory. Boyko Borissov pointed out that the company’s board of directors is expected to come up with a decision.
Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov on his part conducted negotiations for the construction of a T-50 combat aircraft assembly plant – manufactured jointly by South Korea and the American company Lockheed Martin.
The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is a family of South Korean supersonic advanced trainers and light combat aircraft, developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with Lockheed Martin.
The T-50 is South Korea’s first indigenous supersonic aircraft and one of the world’s few supersonic trainers. Development began in the late 1990s, and its maiden flight occurred in 2002. The aircraft entered active service with the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) in 2005.
Read more: Romania and Bulgaria are Accelerating Programs to Modernize Their Armed Forces
The T-50 has been further developed into aerobatic and combat variants, namely T-50B, TA-50, and FA-50. The F-50 single-seat multirole fighter variant was considered. The T-50B serves with the South Korean air force’s aerobatics team. The TA-50 light attack variant has been ordered by Indonesia. The Philippines ordered 12 units of the FA-50 variant. The T-50A was marketed as a candidate for the United States Air Force’s next-generation T-X trainer program but failed to win. Thailand ordered 12 units of the T-50 advanced trainer variant.