KF-X Funded Conditionally By S. Korean Parliament

By Bradley Perrett
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
January 20, 2014

It has not been canceled but it is still not launched. South Korea's KF-X indigenous fighter program has received limited 2014 funding from parliament, subject to conditions that implicitly threaten to kill it if it goes off the rails.

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), meanwhile, is restructuring its internal organization to sharpen its focus on the KF-X and the LCH-LAH helicopter program. And Airbus Defense and Space, formerly EADS Cassidian, is continuing to propose support for KF-X development in return for South Korea choosing the Eurofighter Typhoon for F-X Phase 3, even though that separate fighter requirement seems to have been settled in favor of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning.

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