South Korea orders 20 more TA-50s
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been contracted to deliver 20 new-build TA-50 Block 2 lead-in fighter trainer/light attack aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF).
US approves South Korean F-16 IFF/Link 16 upgrades
The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of identification friend or foe (IFF) systems and Link 16 tactical data links to South Korea, as part of the country’s F-16 upgrade effort.
Elbit Systems to provide TF/TA systems for KF-X
Israeli-based Elbit Systems has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Hanwha Systems to provide Terrain Following/Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) systems for the South Korea's KF-X next generation fighter.
South Korea declares F-35A IOC
The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters, according to local media sources.
MBDA to integrate Meteor onto KF-X
European missile manufacturer, MBDA, has been contracted to integrate its Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) onto South Korea's future KF-X multirole fighter.
Rostec eyes South Korean Ka-32 revamp
The Rostec State Corporation has announced its intention to offer South Korea a modernisation package for its fleet of Kamov Ka-32 coaxial rotor helicopters at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX) 2019.