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Republic of Korea's KF-X Fighter META Thread

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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 06:30 AM
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Continuing with our success with the Su-57 and 6th Generation fighter threads, I'm introducing a KF-X fighter meta thread. We're creating these threads to make it easier to hunt down the information on a particular program. Previously, we had threads all over the place and, unfortunately, they were not always easy to hunt down again later.

For those who are not aware, South Korea is developing a next generation fighter. It is unclear whether the fighter will be a true 5th gen or a 4.5 gen fighter, but the RoKAF has been collaborating with Lockheed for its development. Some of the technologies South Korea wanted were not given export licenses by US State Department so the RoK has sought them from Europe instead.

Part of the issue is Indonesia is collaborating on the KF-X as well and will pay for 20% of the costs. Indonesia has been too broke to pay, but just recently restarted its payments. This has, naturally, made South Korea happy.

www.flightglobal.com...




posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 06:40 AM
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originally posted by: anzha



Continuing with our success with the Su-57 and 6th Generation fighter threads, I'm introducing a KF-X fighter meta thread. We're creating these threads to make it easier to hunt down the information on a particular program. Previously, we had threads all over the place and, unfortunately, they were not always easy to hunt down again later.

For those who are not aware, South Korea is developing a next generation fighter. It is unclear whether the fighter will be a true 5th gen or a 4.5 gen fighter, but the RoKAF has been collaborating with Lockheed for its development. Some of the technologies South Korea wanted were not given export licenses by US State Department so the RoK has sought them from Europe instead.

Part of the issue is Indonesia is collaborating on the KF-X as well and will pay for 20% of the costs. Indonesia has been too broke to pay, but just recently restarted its payments. This has, naturally, made South Korea happy.

www.flightglobal.com...


I have to say, this subforum is really enjoyable for laymen like me.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: anzha

Lol isn’t that the F-22A with SU-27 engines



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis

No.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
It actually does look like an F-22 with F100s but should be GE F414 based on the name on the pic

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apparently they decided to go with the F414 some time ago
www.geaviation.com...



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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: mightmight

It's a stealth fighter, of course it's going to have some remarkable similarities.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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It was one of the designs drawn up as a baseline for the potential aircraft, but the final version of the design hasn't been, afaik, has not been released.

Many details have, but not the complete, final version of the design. That's not surprising though.

en.wikipedia.org...
edit on 7-1-2019 by anzha because: bad typing



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 04:24 PM
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This is the model from the 2018 Singapore airshow.

It has elements that look more like the F-35 and others that loom more F-22.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: anzha

See, to me, this thing screams Boeing inspired to me. I see a cross of an x-32 and an f-15k. Are there evolution plans for the f414? More power to be going in the pipeline or no?



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: Caughtlurking

GE has tested the EDE engine, which has an improved HPT and HPC. It reduces the HPC to six stages, SFC is reduced by 2%, and individual parts life extended 3x.

They also tested the EPE, which has a new core and compressor, and increases thrust from 22,000 pounds to 26,400 pounds, and an almost 11:1 thrust to weight.







 
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