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KAI floats MC-X transport and carrier-based KF-21N concepts

23rd September 2022 - 05:53 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


KAI unveiled a scale model and specifications for its proposed MC-X multirole cargo aircraft at DX Korea 2022. (KAI)

Buoyed by successes on the international market, South Korean aerospace firm KAI aims high with new transport aircraft and carrier-borne fighter ideas.

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) used the occasion of the biennial DX Korea exhibition in Seoul from 21 to 25 September to show off new aircraft concepts. They included a medium transport aircraft, a carrier-based version of the KF-21 fighter and a special forces variant of the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH).

KAI has discussed before its intention of developing a jet-engine medium transport aircraft, and at DX Korea 2022, a concept model was labelled the MC-X Orca.

In payload capacity size, it slips in between the 26t Embraer KC-390 and 32t Kawasaki C-2. Pictures show the presence of an

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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