SINGAPORE The Black Eagles are not afraid to push the limits. South Korea's aerobatics team wowed the crowd at this year's Singapore Airshow with a display of aggressive flying, featuring tight formations and dizzying maneuvers.
The pilots performed their stunts in T-50 jets, produced by Korea Aerospace Industries. The manufacturer, it turns out, is quite aggressive in its own right. In less than two decades it has carved out a niche in the military aircraft market, catering to still-developing economies. It is one of a few Asian players making waves in a field dominated by Western companies.