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art wrote:There are several non-US, non-European companies starting to produce military aircraft to compete with 'the old order' of US and Europe, some of which are:
Brazil: Embraer KC-390 airlifter
South Korea: KAI T-50 trainer, KAI F-50 fighter, KAI KF-21 fighter (in development)
India: HAL Tejas LIFT (in development), HAL Tejas Mk1A fighter (in development), HAL Tejas Mk2 fighter (in development)
Japan: C-2 airlifter
Turkey: Hurjet trainer (in development)
The Embraer KC-390 has secured a number of export orders, as have the KAI T-50 and KAI F-50. The HAL Tejas looks likely to secure its first export order soon in LIFT or Mk1A form.
Will the 'old order' of US and European OEM's have to accept that their virtual monopoly of the non-Russian/non-Chinese military aircraft market may be coming to an end with these new boys appearing on the block?
To me India and South Korea seem determined to build fighter design and production capabilities with a view to securing a share of the export market hitherto reserved for the US and European OEM's. Could they realise that goal?
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