Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Hongdu announces 60 K-8 trainer jet contract for an Asian country
Janes confirmed the news of 60 K-8 trainer jet export to an Asian country. My guess this Asian country is Indonesia.
Seems like K-8 is the most successful Chinese military product on the international arms market, with over 250 exported.
The Hongdu Aviation Industry Group has signed a contract with an unnamed Asian country to export 60 K-8 basic jet trainer/light attack jet aircraft, it was announced on 8 September.
In a statement the company said the deal was signed between the two parties and China's National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) on 6 September at Hongdu's headquarters in Nanchang, in Jiangxi province.