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Korean KF-16 undergoes upgrade testing at Edwards AFB

As part of the Korea F-16 Update Program, a Lockheed Martin KF-16D Block 52N Fighting Falcon from the Republic of Korea Air Force is being used as a trials aircraft at Edwards AFB in California

KAI rolls out first KF-X prototype

Korea Aerospace Industries has rolled out the first prototype for its highly anticipated indigenously-developed multi-role fighter, which has been officially named the ‘KF-21 Boramae’ by the Republic of Korea Air Force

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Your guide to KAI's KF-X fighter ahead of its roll out

Key.Aero provides a detailed overview of Korea Aerospace Industries’ new multi-role fighter, the Korea Fighter eXperiment (KF-X), ahead of the roll out of the first prototype tomorrow (April 9)

South Korea orders 20 more TA-50s

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been contracted to deliver 20 new-build TA-50 Block 2 lead-in fighter trainer/light attack aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF).

US approves South Korean F-16 IFF/Link 16 upgrades

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of identification friend or foe (IFF) systems and Link 16 tactical data links to South Korea, as part of the country’s F-16 upgrade effort.

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Phantom Survivors: Korea's Rare 'Rhinos'

The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) still operates a squadron of F-4Es, with the type set to be replaced in the next few years.

Elbit Systems to provide TF/TA systems for KF-X

Israeli-based Elbit Systems has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Hanwha Systems to provide Terrain Following/Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) systems for the South Korea's KF-X next generation fighter.

South Korea declares F-35A IOC

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters, according to local media sources.

MBDA to integrate Meteor onto KF-X

European missile manufacturer, MBDA, has been contracted to integrate its Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) onto South Korea's future KF-X multirole fighter.

South Korea unveils its KF-X mock-up

NEARLY FOUR YEARS after South Korea’s KF-X project officially kicked off, a mock-up of the new fighter was unveiled at Seoul ADEX 2019, which was held from October 15-20.