Indonesia and South Korea have agreed to develop a stealth fighter

Indonesia and South Korea agreed to establish a stealth fighterSouth Korea and Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow the two states to work together to develop a fighter of "4 +", reports Defense News. New plane will be created with the use of stealth technology and functionality at their own will have to surpass the challenges in service with the South Korean KF-16. In the project, received the title of KF-X, plans to invest 5 trillion won (4.1 billion dollars).

Under the agreement, Indonesia will invest in the design of aircraft 20 per cent of the total planned investment. Korea add another 60 percent, and other means to bring the parties plan on the part of personal and municipal companies, including foreign ones. Namely, negotiations are underway with companies in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. After the creation of the fighter will begin mass, Indonesia buy 50 of these aircraft, and South Korea — from 40 to 60 KF-X.

In a joint plan to make applets 5 fighter prototypes built using stealth technology in 2020. Of them will be elected to more appropriate requirements of the Air Force in South Korea and Indonesia option that after the 200 test flights will go into series creation.

South Korea led the independent development KF-X since 2001. By some estimates, the country has only 63 percent of the technologies needed for the creation of their own fighters. For this reason, the country wants to turn to foreign firms for the necessary technology. KF-X project was launched for the creation of a combat aircraft, which according to its abilities overshadow fighter Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon, but it will be deprived of a number of abilities F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

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