Is Cambodia the Mystery Buyer of China’s FTC-2000G Trainer/Fighter Jet?

China announced on Sunday that FTC-2000G trainer/fighter jet has secured its first overseas customer less than two years from the launch of the aircraft.

While the buying nation was identified only as a “South East Asian nation” by the jet’s manufacturer, Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (GAIC) chief Wang Wenfei, Cambodia could possibly be the mystery customer going by the close military and economic ties the two countries have forged in recent years.

There is some speculation that Myanmar could also be the customer. However, the Myanmar air force already has or has ordered the T-50 from South Korea as well the Yak-130 from Russia, both of which are direct competitors to FTC-2000G.

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