Design Process Completed

Design Process Completed 26 September, 2019

The design process of the combat aircraft developed jointly by the Republic of Korea and Indonesia has been completed. The cost of the development project, fixed at $7.3 billion was initiated in January 2016. Prototype to be built by 2021. The 4.5 generation, semi-stealth aircraft will have advanced avionics and aerial refuelling capability. In all, about 168 jets will be made. According to the Republic of Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the project progressed to the prototype construction phase after meeting all the design requirements. The prototype will be ready by 2021, and complete development will be terminated by 2026.

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