KF-X Funding Surges In South Korea’s 2020 Budget

KF-X mockup
KAI presented this KF-X mockup at an air show in Seoul in 2019.
Credit: Bradley Perrett/AW&ST
Funding for the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X fighter program will surge in 2020 as part of a 7.4% rise in the South Korean defense budget. The parliament has fully approved the defense ministry’s request for the coming year. The budget provides 1.40 trillion won ($1.19 billion) for KF-X...
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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