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.
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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.

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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.