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ADEX 2017: KF-X now under refinement

19th October 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Seoul

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A spokesperson for Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) said its next-generation fighter aircraft, the KF-X, is undergoing ‘refinement and its configuration is being altered as testing continues'.

The design, being developed with assistance from Lockheed Martin, will undergo a preliminary design review in mid-2018.

Media reports indicate the South Korean government has invested more than $7 billion into the programme to produce a 4.5-generation multirole fighter with the expectation that around 120 would be procured by the  Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) and 80 by the Indonesian Air Force.

The twin-engine aircraft is on schedule and the first prototype is expected to

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Wendell Minnick

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Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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