South Korea’s program to indigenously develop a stealth fighter is facing severe political obstacles, with the finance ministry seeking to delay development and an influential think tank casting doubt on the project’s viability. In addition, a key program opponent may become defense minister in the next presidential term, which will begin in February. The KF-X, intended to be larger than the Lockheed Martin F-16, would be more advanced than that aircraft but not reach the level of ...

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