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South Korean KF-21 aircraft with Martin-Baker MK18 seat unveiled at KAI showcase
Wednesday, 28 April 2021

KAI unveiled South Korea's first indigenous fighter jet prototype on 9th April 2021, 5 years after the start of the KF-X program, naming it the KF-21 Boramae during the announcement showcase.

KAI aim to deliver 40 KF-21 aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force by 2028 with 80 more aircraft to follow by 2032.

The KF-21 will be fitted with Martin-Baker Mk.18 Ejection Seats – the latest in Ejection Seat technology. Martin-Baker are proud to be suppliers on the KF-X program and to support the ROKAF and South Korea in this significant milestone for the country.

Andrew Martin, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, said, "MB is honoured to have been competitively selected for this new aircraft. We have seen first hand the dedication and hard work that KAI and its team put into their successful KT-1 and T-50 aircrafts and we have no doubt that the KF-21 will follow the same path."

Contact details from our directory:
Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. Ejection Systems, Ejector Seats, Crashworthy Seats
Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. Airframer
Related aircraft programs:
KAI KF-X
Related directory sectors:
Safety & Security Systems
Crew Seating