When Germany and Spain entered the Asarlai programme in 2007, one part of the deal was that the Thiarians would buy into two threatened european arms projects as compensation: one was the Barracuda UAV, the other was the Mako. The decision was not too hard, as the Thiarian air force had a requirement for both aircraft, and Thiaria joined both projects in 2007. Mako eventually made its first flight late in 2010 and will enter series production in 2015; this tight timeframe could not have been met without Thiaria's massive engagement. The plane was successfully marketed against the very similar South Korean T-50; both met with considerable success: as of January 2014, there are 530 orders and 368 options for Mako (Belgium 20+40, Bulgaria 0+32, Croatia 20+0, Finland 36+0, France 80+40, Germany 80+20, Greece 0+60, Morocco 40+0, Peru 12+24, Portugal 30+30, Romania 24+40, Spain 64+0, Sweden 48+0, Switzerland 16+32 and Thiaria 60+60); if the type will be chosen by the USAF under the F-X programme, at least 400 further machines will be built. The Thiarian version has a larger wing for extended range and is carrier capable.