posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 06:52 AM
Two new fighter designs have been published that illustrate South Koreas ambitions to build its own fighter, in partnership with Indonesia which is
set to have a 20% stake.
This first one is from KAI, builders of the T-50
This single engine type bears a resmblance to the front of an F-35 mated to the back of an F-16. This is no surprise as the T-50 itself has a clear
resemblance to the F-16, which was the result of Lockheed Martin being a major partner helping KAI with the development of that aircraft and this
proposal builds on that experience.
The second Design is from the Agency for Defence Development, which I have not heard of before
This ADD proposal has twin engines and seems far less influenced by anything Korea has built before but does bear a strong likeness to the F-22, if
Not so very long ago it would be unthinkable that these nations would develop their own fighters, indeed both nations bought the single seat fighter
variant of the BAE Hawk trainer as recently as the 1990's, but here they are working on a stealth fighter and with every chance of producing it
successfully. Makes you think.
edit on 30-10-2013 by waynos because: (no reason given)