Meggitt to supply vibration monitoring unit for KF-X
- September 12, 2018
Meggitt, UK company, has signed a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to develop an engine vibration monitoring unit.
The contract covers the development of a high temperature electronic Engine Vibration Monitoring Unit and the delivery of prototypes for the KF-X jet.
President of Meggitt Sensing Systems Chris Allen said, “This contract builds on the development work we have been undertaking with KAI on innovative technology for the KF-X. We look forward to continuing our partnership and developing and delivering state of the art prototypes.”
Meggitt is an international company that focuses on the development of high-performance components and sub-systems for the defence, aerospace and energy markets.
The South Korea government began developing K-FX in 2011 in partnership with the Indonesian government.
The KF-X is a multi-role fighter jet being built for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) and the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU).
Designed to replace the ROKAF’s ageing fleet of F-4 and F-5 fighter jets, the newest KF-X aircraft is expected to take off for its maiden flight in 2022.