Korean-style fighter jets.

Korean-style fighter jets.

The first Korean-made Boramae fighter, Boramae Sijae

 No. 1, has been unveiled in 20 years since 

the announcement of the development of a Korean-style fighter jet. 

In the defense industry,

 it is still necessary to review the project, 

including the ongoing sharing negotiations 

with Indonesia, a co-development country.

On the 9th, a launching ceremony 

for the Korean fighter KF-21 Boramae Tensee 1 was

 held at the Sacheon plant in Korea Aerospace.

 Major officials from the government and the military,

 Indonesian Defense Minister and defense industry officials attended.

On the 9th, a performance of the Korean fighter jet Boramae (KF-21) is 

being held in Jeongik-dong, 

Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province.
On the 9th, a performance of the Korean-style fighter

 Boramae (KF-21) prototype is being held in Jeongik-dong,

 Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in Sacheon, 

South Gyeongsang Province.
◇ The world’s eighth advanced supersonic fighter… 

Samsung Electronics is going to invest $20 trillion into

 development and mass-production.

The Boramae,

which was unveiled on the same day, 

is the world’s eighth-largest advanced 

supersonic fighter jet with 4.5 generations or more. 

The KF-X project is called the largest weapons

 development project since Dangun, 

and 8.6 trillion won will be spent on fighter development alone 

and 10 trillion won on production of 120 units.

 This project is meaningful in that we will research 

and develop domestic fighter jets that replace 

the Air Force’s aging fighter F-4, F-5.

The Air Force has designated the KF-21 Boramae, 

which is commonly used as a symbol of the Air Force, 

as the trade name for Korean fighter jets

 that will protect the Korean Peninsula in the 21st century.

 The name, set by the Air Force through a public offering,

 means that it is a Korean-style fighter jet that

 is vigorously flying for future self-defense.

The release of the prototype is said to be 

a meaningful achievement in the development

 process in that it enters the stage of physicalizing

 and evaluating the performance of fighter jets that have existed

 only as drawings. In the future, 

major avionics equipment with high difficulty

 in development, 

such as Electronic Active Phase Array Radar 

(AESA) and integrated electronic warfare system, 

will be localized and equipped. Ministry of National Defense’s goal is 

to increase the rate of localization of parts 

for mass-production unit 1 to 65% or more.

The prototype, which was released 

on the same day, plans to conduct its

 first flight in 2022 after a ground test 

and other processes,

 and then conduct a test evaluation by 2026 to

 complete the system development. 

The production inducement effect of the project is expected

to be about 24.4 trillion won, 

the value-added inducement effect is expected 

to be about 5.9 trillion won,

 the technological ripple effect is about 49.5 trillion won,

 and the employment inducement effect is expected to be about 110,000.

First pilot to be selected as Captain Yang Yoon-young

The release ceremony was organized under the theme of announcing

 the resurrection of the Korean aviation industry leaders,

 who have been challenging the sky since the past,

 through KF-21 Boramae.

Moon Jae-in president on December 9, 

Sacheon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, 

Korea Aerospace Industries (kai) Korean Boramae occupants 

at the factory the Boramae (21 — kf) the tense battle held 

in gojeongikttong yangyunyeong is being saluted by a captain.
Moon Jae-in president on December 9, Sacheon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do,

 Korea Aerospace Industries (kai) Korean Boramae occupants 

at the factory the Boramae (21 — kf) the tense battle held 

in gojeongikttong yangyunyeong is being saluted by a captain.
The Ministry of National Defense’s Traditional Chuta University 

and the traditional pole played songs used to 

enhance the royal authority and boost the morale of soldiers during 

the Joseon Dynasty. In addition, the four flags (blue dragon, 

white tiger, masterpiece, and basalt) were placed

 on the four sides of the venue to give meaning 

to protect the country.

Singer Ha Hyun-woo then sang 

his song “Stone Ball.” An official of the Ministry of National Defense explained,

 “It means that the will, belief, 

and marriage of the developers who succeeded

 in developing the first domestic fighter jet after overcoming

 concerns such as budget waste and business

 failure resemble the lyrics of ‘stoneball’ to stand up again 

and be strong even if they fall and get hurt.”

Along with the declaration of the name,

 the prototype appeared 

as a performance of media facade techniques 

that utilize light on the fuselage. Captain Yang Yoon-young of the F-16

 combat battalion who participated in the red flag training was

 the first female pilot to board the prototype.