On November 30, Egypt’s state owned Arab Group for Industrialization (AOI) signed a cooperation settlement with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for manufacturing of coaching plane in Egypt. In an announcement launched on 16 January, the AOI stated its chairman, Mokhtar Abdel-Latif, had met a South Korean delegation that included members of parliament and senior officers from KAI and Hanwha Aerospace. They mentioned the implementation of the AOI’s settlement with KAI to localise the manufacturing expertise for a sophisticated coaching plane to fulfill the wants of the armed forces and export it to African and Arab international locations. Though the press launch didn’t specify the precise mannequin of the plane, it’s apparent that it refers back to the T-50 Golden Eagle. South Korea had demonstrated the T-50B coach at Egypt’s Pyramids Air Present in August 2022.

Throughout the talks, the manager steps to implement the settlement of the AOI with the KAI to localize the expertise of producing a sophisticated coaching plane to fulfill the wants of the armed forces, and export to African and Arab international locations, had been mentioned, by making use of the superior manufacturing capacities of the plane manufacturing unit of the Arab Group for Industrialization. Partnerships had been additionally mentioned to deepen and improve the proportions of native manufacturing, switch and localization of expertise, by profiting from the manufacturing capabilities of Arab Industrialization and the experience loved by the South Korean business. Senior officers of the Korea Aerospace Industries Firm (KAI) confused the significance of implementing the settlement with the Arab Group for Industrialization to localize the expertise of producing superior coaching plane.


The Chairman of the AOI discusses Cooperation with the President of the Nationwide Affiliation for Protection Affairs within the South Korean Parliament and a Korean delegation. (Photograph by Arab Group for Industrialization)

The Egyptian Air Power plans to buy new fundamental and superior flight coaching plane to interchange the fleet of out of date machines. It was reported that the AOI Plane Manufacturing facility in Helwan was producing greater than 94% of the plane when the one hundred and twentieth and closing new Ok-8E was delivered in Might 2010. Czech Aero Vodochody supplied its new TCB L-39NG.In December 2021, the Italian Leonardo group supplied the M-346 “Grasp” jet TCB or its diminished model of the M-345 to interchange the Ok-8E. Nonetheless, since then, the media has not reported on any progress in negotiations on this program. The plane might be manufactured on the AOI aviation plant in Helwan, which beforehand assembled Chinese language Ok-8E coaching plane for the Egyptian Air Power underneath license.

The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is a household of South Korean supersonic superior jet trainers and lightweight fight plane, developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with Lockheed Martin. The T-50 is South Korea’s first indigenous supersonic plane and one of many world’s few supersonic trainers. The plane entered lively service with the Republic of Korea Air Power (ROKAF) in 2005.The T-50 has been additional developed into aerobatic and fight variants, particularly T-50B, TA-50, and FA-50. A F-50 single-seat multirole fighter variant was thought of earlier than being cancelled. The T-50B serves with the South Korean air drive’s aerobatics workforce. The T-50 has been ordered by quite a few international locations and entered into service in a few of them.