In race between Alenia and KAI for Israeli trainer, Italians work their influence
While Alenia Aermacchi and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) vie for Israel's advanced trainer, a growing spat among the competitors and their national backers is beginning to mar what was widely seen as a rehearsal for the larger U.S. Air Force T-X competition. South Korea is threatening to suspend all defense contracts with Israel, claiming that the highly contested tender for Israel's advanced trainer was already decided in favor of Alenia Aermacchi's M-346 Master over KAI's T-50 ...
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