The KF-21 Boramae: Indonesia – South Korea Fighter Jet is Ready to Fly in July 2022
The KF-21 Boramae

The KF-21 Boramae: Indonesia – South Korea Fighter Jet is Ready to Fly in July 2022

The KF-21 Boramae is ready to fly in July 2022. This fighter jet project is a cooperation project between South Korea and Indonesia.

The KF-21 Boramae is ready to fly in July 2022. This airspace is a collaboration between South Korea and Indonesia. Both countries develop this airspace under the Defense Acquisition Program
Administration Program. Learn more about this fighter jet below.

About the KF-21 Boramae 
KF-21 Boramae is a 4.5 fighter jet generation. The specification is similar to the EX-Strike Eagle owned by the U.S., Chengdu J-10C by China, and Sukhoi Su-35 by Russia. So far, this airspace has
completed its 50 percent of test and 95 percent of its land test. Indonesia sent up to 114 engineers to South Korea to build this airspace. Besides sending its professional human resource, Indonesia also funds this mega project with around 20 percent or about 1.7 trillion Won.

KF-21 Boramae Dimension and Exterior 
At a glance, the KF-21 is similar to the F-22 Raptor, along with a dark gray and KF-21 logo on the wing. It is a 55-feet or 16.7 meters airspace with up to 10.6 meters width of wings. It means that the size of the wing is a bit longer than the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. On the other hand, the wing size is smaller compared to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-22 Raptor. The weight of this airspace when takeoff is up to 17.000 pounds or 7.700kg. The maximum weight of this airspace is up to 56.400 pounds or 25.000kg.

KF-21 Boramae Features 
Like a fighter jet, this airspace has up to 10 external hardpoints. This feature supports this airspace to bring guns, pod sensors, and gasoline. The developer designs KF-21 with BAE’s Meteor air-to-air missile and Saab or MBDA Taurus missile. Plus, it has an M61 20-millimeter Gatling gun by General Electric. There is also a sophisticated electric system and a radar to detect air attacks and infrared detection. The team even installed an advanced detection system that can detect opponents stealthily from a close distance. This fighter jet also has an electric optic system to detect opponents on land.

KF-21 Boramae Engine 
The team supports this fighter jet with a General Electric F414. It means that KF-21 Boramae uses the same engine as F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. This engine gives up to 19.000kg of thrust. With the engine and features, KF-21 can reach up to 22.000km/hours or approximately Mach 2. Based on the schedule, the gun integration process will be complete in 2026. The flying tests will be
complete in 2028 and ready to fight in 2032. South Korea will produce 40 units of KF-21 in 2028 and 120 units in 2032.

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