Seoul to Refocus KF-X Stealth Fighter Project

stealthSouth Korea will refocus its KF-X fighter-development program, which aimed to create a fifth-generation stealth fighter, and instead solicit foreign firms’ help in producing about 250 F-16-class fighter jets after 2010, according to a research institute here.
The Weapon Systems Concept Development and Application Research Center of Konkuk University was ordered in April by the government to look at the feasibility of the controversial KF-X effort, which originally aimed to produce and market about 120 aircraft, stealthier than Dassault’s Rafale or the Eurofighter Typhoon but not as stealthy as Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II. Continue reading