BAE Systems awarded $80 million

BAE Systems has been awarded contracts worth more than $80 million related to the Republic of Korea’s production of the T-50 Golden Eagle military aircraft.

The contracts call for BAE Systems Platform Solutions to deliver flight control computers and hardware kits, control stick assemblies, rate sensor assemblies, accelerometer sensor assemblies, and test equipment. The contracts also provide for production support and training in the Republic of Korea.

BAE Systems, as a subcontractor to Korean Aerospace Industries and LG Innotek, will begin phase one deliveries in December 2004 and complete them in October 2006. Phase two deliveries will begin in 2006 and be completed in 2010.

The T-50 Golden Eagle is a supersonic, advanced jet trainer and lead-in fighter trainer being jointly developed and produced by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and KAI for the Republic of Korea Air Force. The T-50 will be used to train pilots to fly current and next-generation fighters and will also be marketed for export.