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Meteor missile for KF-X fighter

25th November 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


MBDA will integrate the Meteor air-to-air missile onto the KF-X future Korean fighter aircraft under a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced on 22 November.

The contract includes integration support to KAI, transfer of know-how and manufacture of test equipment for the KF-X integration and trials campaign.

Meteor is beyond visual range air-to-air missile that uses a ramjet propulsion system to fly further and faster and defeat manoeuvring targets at long ranges.

Éric Béranger, CEO of MBDA, said: ‘We’re very pleased to mark this next and important step in our partnership with KAI and the Korean Defence Acquisition Program Administration. South Korea is a strategic market for MBDA, and we’re proud that Meteor will be providing KF-X with the world’s most potent air-to-air capability.’


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