Singapore Airshow 2014: AVIC offering L-15 as AJT alternative

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  1. shiphone

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    The China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) is offering the HAIC L-15 advanced jet trainer (AJT) to Asian countries as a cost-effective alternative to more expensive but similarly capable AJT competitors, a senior CATIC official told IHS Jane's on 11 February at the Singapore Airshow.

    The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that CATIC - the export arm of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - was pursuing export opportunities for the L-15 AJT in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia.

    He also confirmed that the first customer of the L-15 is Zambia, which ordered six aircraft in late 2012 to augment the Zambian Air Force's operation of 16 HAIC K-8 Karakoram intermediate jet trainers procured in two batches over the past decade.

    L15 SP11 in the manufacture site.

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    the second Foreign Customer would be from Latin America(Venezuela , probably)...

    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/china/35701-12-l-15s-exported-latin-america-africa-year.html

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    this is the LIFT status not the AJT which is going to be exported...

     
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    before the Chinese Lunar new year, the L-15 manufacturer - AVIC HongDu released some official posters to celebrate the new year...

    the first batch of L-15 export trainer serial prodction jets (AJT version) along with the L-06 PT06 prototype( LIFT version)...
    the situation in Ukraine might affect the delivery of the engines previously ...

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    the LIFT varient of L15 would have a small PESA radar with normal detection range about 80 kms. 4 years ago, the mockup(or the prototype) of this radar was displayed on the PT06 , Airshow China 2010..

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    the Hongdu aircraft company achieved the acceptance flight tests by the 1st foreign customer and the training of pilots and ground crew has also finished...

    the Zambia Air Force .... No.1......LOL

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    the Nanchang Aircraft Company(NAC)'s year 2016 test flight schedule began with the maiden fight of 12th L15 export trainer...

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