KAI Says 13% Of KF-X Is Composite

KF-X mockup in 2019.
Credit: Bradley Perrett/AW&ST
SEOUL, BEIJING—Carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic accounts for 13% of the weight of the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X fighter, the manufacturer said. Carbon-fiber parts include the mainplane skins, flaperons, tail plane, fin, rudder and rear fuselage, KAI said in its company magazine. Frames...
Bradley Perrett

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

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.

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