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KAI KF-X | Airframer | Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.

The roll-out ceremony of the first KF-X prototype, the 'KF-21 Boramae’.

Korean industry combines behind KAI fighter jet prototype

South Korea reckons to have become the eighth nation worldwide to produce its own supersonic jet aircraft. KAI is aiming to source 65% of the list price of the first mass production unit domestically, across 85 items.

Final assembly of the KF-X prototype has begun.

South Korea's KF-X prototype arrives at final assembly

The KF-X's mission computer and flight control computer are scheduled to be mounted on the prototype after performance tests this year, in time to perform ground tests. First flight is slated for 2022.