Friday, March 4, 2011

Spain and South Korea held military training aircraft

Seoul .- Spain and South Korea have signed a letter of intent to discuss future cooperation between the armies of both countries Air pilot training, today announced the Defense Attaché, Embassy of Spain in Seoul. The agreement was signed yesterday between representatives of the South Korean Defense Ministry and the Spanish Air Force, coinciding with the visit to South Korea Secretary of State for Defence, Constantino Mendez.

"The agreement is not binding but is a serious step to carry out a feasibility study on education issues in flight," Efe said Air Force Col. Alfonso Martínez, defense attache in Seoul. The Spanish Air Force is interested in cooperating with South Korea to the possible delivery to Spain for training South Korean models like the T-50, a supersonic aircraft that entered service in 2005.

However, neither the South Korean Defense Ministry and the Spanish representatives wanted Efe detail the models or the number of units being considered because labor talks are still at an early stage. THE T-50, jointly developed by Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin, is a very new plane, with the ability to adapt to combat missions, although South Korea has not yet succeeded in exporting to other countries.

Constantino Mendez arrived in South Korea on Tuesday with the intent to "convey to the South Korean government Spanish interest to see the feasibility of cooperation in flight instruction, among other issues, according to a Defense Attache in Seoul. Méndez today visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the war that pitted between 1950 and 1953 and plans to hold meetings with members of the South Korean Defense Ministry before returning to Spain on Friday.

The Spanish Air Force complies with the work of training fighter pilots in the Air Base in Talavera la Real (Badajoz) with veteran F-5 of the U.S. firm Northrop. South Korea has tried to dispose of the T-50 Golden Eagle in other Asian countries, but so far has not managed to export the aircraft, the U.S.

also viewed as substitutes for some of its training models. According to Yonhap news agency reported, members of the South Korean Defense Ministry considered that a future agreement with Spain would be a great opportunity to showcase the capabilities of this model of training in Europe.

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