The Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X fighter program is moving into detail development, following the defense ministry’s approval of the company’s final preliminary design. The ministry has also reaffirmed the program schedule, with the first KF-X to fly in June 2022. Having grown in size in successive preliminary design iterations, the twin-engine KF-X has arrived at a weight category halfway between the Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning. The ...

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