South Korea goes for GE engine 26 May, 2016

US General Electric (GE) was selected as the preferred bidder to supply twin engines for Seoul's indigenous fighter jets, according to the Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).The fighter-jet development project, KF-X, is aimed at locally developing the twin-engine combat jets equipped with state-of-the-art aviation electronics equipment by 2026 to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of F-4s and F-5s.The DAPA said it plans to finalize the basic designs for the KF-X by September next year and come up with a detailed design by January 2019.

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