S.Korea starts to production of KF-X
- February 17, 2019
The Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has started the production of the first prototype of the next-generation fighter jet KF-X.
On 14 February, the company held a ceremony in order to celebrate the start producing of the first bulkhead, which is the main part of the forward fuselage of the next-generation Korean Fighter Xperiment (KFX) aircraft.
The KF-X will replace the F-4 and F-5 fighter planes that have served in the Korean Air Force. The first prototype of the KF-X will be finished in April 2021.
The KF-X project currently involves a total of 112 institutions — 16 domestic universities, 11 research institutes and85 companies. When the development of the prototype gets in full swing, an additional 35 institutions will join the project.