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ROK Retires the Last F-4 Phantom Fighter-Bombers
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ROK Retires the Last F-4 Phantom Fighter-Bombers

ROKAF has retired its remaining F-4E Phantom fighter-bombers jet with a final flight ceremony in Suwon Air Base.

KAI to Develop Single-Seater Variant of FA-50 LCA
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KAI to Develop Single-Seater Variant of FA-50 LCA

ROK-based Hankyung reports that a single-seater variant of FA-50 light combat aircraft (LCA) will be developed.

Hanwha Builds a New Factory to Manufacture KF-21's Engine
Engine and Transmission

Hanwha Builds a New Factory to Manufacture KF-21's Engine

Hanwha Aerospace will locally manufacture GE AerospaceF414-GE-400 engines for KF-21 Boramae 4.5-generation aircraft.

Korean KAI Proposes FA-50 to the Royal Thai Air Force
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Korean KAI Proposes FA-50 to the Royal Thai Air Force

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has offered to sell its FA-50 light attack aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF).

Senegal May Have Eye on Four FA-50 Fighting Eagle
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Senegal May Have Eye on Four FA-50 Fighting Eagle

Senegal is said to be interested in acquiring the FA-50 Fighting Eagle light attack fighter jet made by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) from the ROK.

Poland Displays the First Batch of FA-50GF Light Fighters
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Poland Displays the First Batch of FA-50GF Light Fighters

Poland displayed the first batch of KAI FA-50GF Fighting Eagle light fighters it received from Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI).

ROK Starts KF- 21 Boramae Mass Production in 2024
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ROK Starts KF- 21 Boramae Mass Production in 2024

ROK defence budget has received a green light from the parliament. The new budget foresees increased expenditure, which covers KF- 21 mass production.

ROK Inks Deal for the Second Batch of LAH Helicopters
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ROK Inks Deal for the Second Batch of LAH Helicopters

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has signed a $1.1 billion agreement with KAI for the second batch of LAH lightweight attack helicopters.

Poland Received two more FA-50s from ROK
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Poland Received two more FA-50s from ROK

Poland received two FA-50s from the Republic of Korea (ROK). By the end of 2023, 12 units will be delivered to Warshaw Okecie.

KAI Designs MC-X Multirole Transport Aircraft
Air Expo and Air Show Logistics

KAI Designs MC-X Multirole Transport Aircraft

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) demonstrated its military transport aircraft model, MC-X, at the Seoul ADEX 2023 exhibition.

Korea to use MBDA’s Mistral ATAM Missiles at KMAH
Weapon / Missile

Korea to use MBDA’s Mistral ATAM Missiles at KMAH

KAI awarded MBDA a contract to integrate the Mistral ATAM anti-air missile system on the Korean Marine Attack Helicopter (KMAH).

UAE on-Boards the KF-21 Program
Air Investment

UAE on-Boards the KF-21 Program

United Arab Emirates joined the KF-21 Boramae program by paying Indonesia’s share and financing the project.

ROK Starts KF-21 Boramae’s Serial Production in 2024
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ROK Starts KF-21 Boramae’s Serial Production in 2024

The sixth prototype of KF-21 Boramae made its maiden flight, and KAI plans to start serial production in 2024.

Malaysia Signs FA-50 Contract
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Malaysia Signs FA-50 Contract

Malaysia signed a contract with Korean Aerospace Industries at LIMA to acquire 18 FA-50 with a USD920 million deal and 18 more to come.