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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2026
Maiden Flight: 2022
Total Production: 126
Development Cost: KRW8.5 trillion   (USD$7.6 billion)
Unitary Cost: KRW83 billion   (USD$75 million)
Also Known As: IF-X
Origin: South Korea
Corporations: KAI Korea Aerospace Industries* and Lockheed Martin   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: KF-X
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2026
Maiden Flight: 2022
Total Production: 126
Total Cost: KRW19 trillion   (USD$17 billion)
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Description: The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) KF-X is a new indigenous fighter aircraft program designed as the replacement for aging F-4D/E Phantom II and F-5E/F Tiger II jets. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) partnering with Lockheed Martin will be responsible for developing the KF-X multi-role aircraft which will be procured by both South Korea and Indonesia. Six prototypes will be built by 2021 and the aircraft will enter service by 2026 with 120 units to be produced under this $7.4 billion program. Deliveries are due to complete by 2032. In May 2016 South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) selected the General Electric F414-GE-400 engine to power the new aircraft.

KF-X Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 2
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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KF-X News

There are 4 news between
31 May 2016 and 22 Nov 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019South Korea KF-X to Get MBDA Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
Wednesday, December 14, 2016South Korea to Build Own Long-Range, Air-to-Ground, Cruise Missiles by 2030
Monday, August 1, 2016South Korea KF-X Fighter Jet to Sport Technology from F-35A Stealth Fighter
Tuesday, May 31, 2016South Korea's KF-X Multirole Fighter Jet to Be Powered by F414-GE-400 Engine

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