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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.
originally posted by: thebozeian
a reply to: Zaphod58
And to think the F414-EPE produces almost exactly the same thrust as a P&W F-100-200 did in the 80's. Imagine what an F-16A or F-15A/C could do with that smaller, lighter less fuel thirsty engine?