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Boeing sneaks a peek at KF-X design

This literally slipped right past us last week in Seoul. Buried in the Korean-language F-15SE Silent Eagle brochure, which we brought home as a souvenir, is an image revealing Boeing’s concept for South Korea’s KF-X fighter. It was so sneaky we didn’t even spot it until it was pointed out to us by an alert […]

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Eurofighter forecasts new Brazil-Turkey fighter in 2025

As part of its KF-X presentation at the Seoul Air Show on 21 October, Eurofighter representative Cassidian displayed a fascinating chart with a fighter market forecast. Click on the chart to download a high-resolution version.There are some questionable assertions, as one might expect of a manufacturer-driven forecast. Eurofighter, of course, predicts the Dassault Rafale loses […]

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SEOUL AIR SHOW: Eurofighter shares KF-X vision

South Korea needs help developing KF-X. Its industry feels up to the challenge of developing the new fighter’s flight controls, aerodynamics, sensors and weapons. But it wants an industrial partner to transfer technology for the engines, sensor fusion software and systems integration. This presents a certain dilemma for potential US partners. How much do Boeing […]

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SEOUL AIR SHOW: KF-X vision unveiled

In a seminar today at the Seoul Air Show, South Korean government officials outlined the strategy and plans for the KF-X, a twin-engined stealth fighter with a design goal of achieving manoeuvrability, speed and range performance between a Lockheed Martin F-16 and a Boeing F-15. South Korea wants to develop the KF-X over the next […]

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F-35 hearts Seoul

Lockheed Martin has doubled-down on its F-35 proposal to South Korea, my colleague in Singapore Siva Govindasamy reports.To steal a contract that presumably favors Boeing’s V-tailed F-15 Silent Eagle, Lockheed sales veep Steve O’Bryan made the following promises at the Seoul Air Show last week: Delivery slots in 2014 Second-tier supplier deals Final assembly role […]

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VIDEO: Seoul Air Show 2009 recap

Flightglobal’s Asia bureau chief Siva Govindasamy covered the Seoul Air Show last week, and published two big program updates on KF-X and AH-X. Seoul could revive KF-16 plans KAI reveals options for army attack helicopter A tourist also posted great video of the static line and exhibit halls on You Tube. The soundtrack is a […]

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