The Lockheed Martin/KAI supersonic T-50 trainer flew for the first time on August 20, 2002. News releases indicate that the aircraft will be marketed worldwide, and that it will prepare pilots to fly sophisticated aircraft such as the F-22 and JSF. I find that last claim to be quite interesting.
Has USAF or USN shown any interest in the T-50?
Has USAF planned for a T-38 replacement, or will we have it in the T-50?
If USN is interested, do they need to continue production of the T-45?
If US forces do receive this aircraft, will they really designate it the T-50? After all, the new Raytheon trainer is the T-6A. Really, must we in the US continue with this whimsical trainer designation nonsense that has been going on for a decade?