KF-21 Boramae News

Hanwha Aerospace Exhibits KF-21’s Engine at Farnborough
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Hanwha Aerospace Exhibits KF-21’s Engine at Farnborough

Republic of Korea’s Hanwha Aerospace will exhibit its KF-21’s Engine based on General Aerospace’s GE F414 at the Farnborough Airshow 2024.

Peru Eyes New Fighter Jets
Air

Peru Eyes New Fighter Jets

Peru is evaluating various fighter jets to replace its ageing French Mirage 2000 and Russian MiG-29 fighter jets.

ASEAN Ambassadors Hold Meeting with SSB
Regional / Strategy

ASEAN Ambassadors Hold Meeting with SSB

Turkish Secretariat of Defence Industries SSB and ASEAN countries ambassadors completed the monthly informal meeting.

Peru to Acquire FA-50s and Join the KF-21 Boramae Program
Air

Peru to Acquire FA-50s and Join the KF-21 Boramae Program

The Peruvian government is reportedly negotiating with the Republic of Korea to acquire FA-50 light fighter jets to join the KF-21 Boramae fighter aircraft program.

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.

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.

Dassault Confirmed the Order for Indonesia’s second phase of 18 Rafales
Air

Dassault Confirmed the Order for Indonesia’s second phase of 18 Rafales

Dassault announced that the second phase order for Indonesia’s 18 Rafales became effective as part of the contract signed in 2022 to acquire 42 Rafale jets.

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.

Indonesia’s KF-21 prototype made its first flight
Air

Indonesia’s KF-21 prototype made its first flight

KAI’s fifth KF-21 Boramae prototype jet completed its maiden flight on May 16, 2023. The fighter will belong to Indonesia.

Korea’s Indigenous KF-21 Fighter Jet Achieves first Supersonic Flight
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Korea’s Indigenous KF-21 Fighter Jet Achieves first Supersonic Flight

The KF-21 Boramae, the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) first domestically developed fighter jet, reached supersonic speed for the first time.

Indonesian Air Force Pilots to fly the KF-21 Prototype
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Indonesian Air Force Pilots to fly the KF-21 Prototype

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will build eight prototypes of 4.5 KF-21 Boramae multirole fighter jets. Six will fly, and two will remain on the ground for tests.

Third KF-21 Prototype Takes Skies
Air

Third KF-21 Prototype Takes Skies

The Republic of Korea (ROK) continues to KF-21 Boramae project at full speed. The third prototype of the aircraft has conducted its maiden flight.

Indonesia Restarts KF-21 Payments to ROK
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Indonesia Restarts KF-21 Payments to ROK

Indonesia has resumed payments to the Republic of Korea for its involvement in the KF-21 Boramae multi-role fighter development program, previously known as the KF-X/IF-X. As of November 1, Indonesia had paid part of the cost of developing the KF-X, equivalent to 6.63 million US dollars.

The KF-21 will be shown to the public at the Sacheon Airshow next week
Expo and Air Show

The KF-21 will be shown to the public at the Sacheon Airshow next week

ROK will publicly display the KF-21 Boramae fighter jet at the Sacheon Airshow 2022, which will take place. Sacheon City is home to KAI.