Turkey interested in KF-X program

Turkey is the latest country to show interest in South Korea’s KF-X fighter program.

A senior official with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said Turkey wants to replace its F-16s by 2020 and the KF-X is being considered.

Besides Turkey, Indonesia has also shown interest with in the program and has pledged to partly fund development costs. Both sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Jul. 15 with Jakarta pledging to bear 20 percent of the costs and buy about 50 aircraft.

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