PPG Industries' aerospace coatings have been specified by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the initial production of its HURKUS new-generation basic trainer
for the Turkish Armed Forces, with the potential for additional aircraft if production is extended.
Compared to the basic trainer
(there is no radar in the T-50) this aircraft, like the TA50 discussed above, offers the EL/M-2032 radar, an electronic warfare suite, tactical datalink, increased internal fuel capacity, and compatibility with an expanded range of weapons.
The defence ministry wants the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ( HAL) to go ahead with the production of its own basic trainer
to meet IAF's requirements.
India, the world's largest buyer of weapons, had signed a deal for 75 Pilatus Basic Trainer
Aircraft in 2012 and has inducted 53 of them till now.
The design did develop into the BT-8, a basic trainer
for the Anny, 30 of which were built.
The MFI-17 Mushshak is still used in its basic trainer
role by countries including Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Syria.
TAI has also developed a basic trainer
(HE-rkuE-) aircraft which carried out its maiden flight in August.
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd entered into a contract with the Government of India in 2012 for the supply of 75 PC-7 MkII turboprop basic trainer
aircraft to the Indian Air Force.
The basic trainer
aircraft was unveiled by Minister of State (MoS) for Defence, Jitendra Singh at the Indian Air Force's premier air defence academy located in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
Under this phase, the target acquisition includes eight combat utility helicopters, seven attack helicopters, one C-130 aircraft, a long-range patrol aircraft and 18 basic trainer
Embraer Embraer confirms that its EMB-314 Super Tucano is a potential candidate for the UK Royal Air Force's basic trainer
requirement, with Elbit Systems as a possible partner.
The models exhibited include: M-346 Master and M-311 trainers, the new solution for the basic/advanced fast jet phase of the pilot training programme; the MB-339 PAN, a personalised version of the advanced MB-339 trainer used by the aerobatic team of the Italian Air Force, the Frecce Tricolori; the SF260, the most popular basic trainer
in the world.