Showing First Photo, KAI Says KF-X Is 13% Composite

KF-X airframe assembly
The first KF-X airframe is shown in assembly.
Credit: KAI
Eighteen years after development of a South Korean indigenous fighter was proposed publicly, the KF-X finally is taking shape in material form. Manufacturer Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has revealed the first photograph of the initial KF-X airframe in assembly. Carbon-fiber reinforced plastic...
Kim Minseok

Kim Minseok covers South Korean defense. He has worked as a journalist for South Korean military magazines Military Review and Defense Times. Mr Kim is also a research fellow at the Korea Defense and Security Forum, a think tank.

Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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