Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Indonesia and South Korean are Gearing up to sign MoU for KFX project

Planned cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea to start a joint project on jet fighter production received strong support from a lawmaker and researcher here but they warned that it will need to undergo feasibility studies. “The joint cooperation is good for Indonesia because it will help us revitalize our defense industry. Initiated during a visit to Indonesia by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak last year, both countries are now gearing up to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the fighter production, which will be called “KFX project”.This team would be tasked with building five prototypes of the aircraft before 2020. After achieving the break even point target of 200 units, the aircraft will be ready for mass production.


Hmmm, since when did Indonesia become a center for advanced avionics? Korea should buy the already proven F35 which offers a STOVL landing variant that Korea can operate from their Dokdo class helicopter carrier ships.

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