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S. Korea making progress in advanced radar development for fighters Updated: 2017-07-14 11:58:19 KST


This is a prototype of the AESA radar.
The radar is considered the eyes and ears of a fighter jet and the AESA is one of four key components used in the development of South Korea's indigenous fighter jet project known as the KF-X.
The AESA radar can detect enemy forces both in the air and on the ground and has a detection radius of 60 degrees on all sides.
It's equipped with one thousand antennas that can project a beam to instantly detect numerous enemy targets in a split second.

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"The AESA radar is being developed with homegrown technology and if everything goes as planned the radar will be installed in the KF-X fighter jets by 2022."

The prototype was jointly made by South Korea's Agency for Defense Development and Hanwha Systems and it'll be put through rigorous testing before building the final product.
South Korea is taking charge of the development as U.S. declined to transfer key technologies needed for the fighter jet.


""The basic design of the prototype was made in last November and it only took four months to develop the module. We believe our technology for the fighter jet radar can compete with global powerhouses."
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The KF-X project will start mass production in 2026 and is scheduled to produce 120 4.5-generation fighters to replace South Korea's aging fleet of F-4's and F-5's.
Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.
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