Korea Aerospace, Indonesia sign deal on the KF-XKorea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the nation’s sole aircraft manufacturer, signed a contact with the Indonesian government for the Korea Fighter Experimental (KF-X), a program to develop the next-generation Korean fighter jet.
Under the deal, Indonesia’s defense ministry will be accountable for 20 percent of the total development process, which amounts to 1.6 trillion won ($1.3 billion), and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), a state-owned aerospace enterprise, will also take part.
Following a temporary contract signed last November, this contract kicks the KF-X program off. The Indonesian government will start by paying one percent of total expenses and then increase investment from next year. PTDI will send 100 workers a year to KAI to aid in designing systems for the fighter jet from May.
The deal grants Indonesia one prototype of the jet and related technical data.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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