SEOUL AIR SHOW: Sneak-peek of K-FX cockpit

KFX cockpit.jpgTucked into a corner of the Samsung Thales exhibit booth was a small room labeled “Next Generation Aircraft Display”. Inside was a demonstration cockpit, and a clue to one of the key pieces of South Korea’s indigenous K-FX stealth fighter. An attendant who spoke only slightly more English than we can speak Korean seemed to express that this was a new KF-16 cockpit. But the image on the large area display showing a fighter with canards and a canted tail gave the secret away. This was the locally developed cockpit concept for the fighter South Korea hopes to develop by 2020.

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