SINGAPORE – South Korea has chosen Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) as the preferred bidder for developing the proposed KF-X indigenous fighter, rejecting a late offer from Korean Air Lines with backing from Airbus. The European company, meanwhile, may at least partly replace Lockheed Martin in the role of foreign technical supporter for the program, which is shaping up as the next big opportunity for Western suppliers of combat aircraft equipment. The Defense Acquisition Program ...


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