Curtiss-Wright Congratulates Korea Aerospace Industries on the Successful First Flight of the KF-21 Supersonic Fighter Jet

Curtiss-Wright Congratulates Korea Aerospace Industries on the Successful First Flight of the KF-21 Supersonic Fighter Jet
Curtiss-Wright Congratulates Korea Aerospace Industries on the Successful First Flight of the KF-21 Supersonic Fighter Jet
Press release
July 27, 2022

Curtiss-Wright Congratulates Korea Aerospace Industries on the Successful First Flight of the KF-21 Supersonic Fighter Jet

Curtiss-Wright provided the flight test instrumentation equipment used to capture the flight data during the test flight

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a leading supplier of flight test instrumentation solutions engineered to succeed, today congratulated Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) on the first flight of South Korea’s supersonic fighter jet, the KF-21 “Boramae.” The successful flight was the first of approximately 2,000 test flights that KAI has scheduled prior to commencing production of the 4.5th generation fighter jet, which is anticipated to begin in June 2026. Developed domestically, with additional support by Indonesia, the KF-21 will provide South Korea with a cost-effective alternative to the U.S. F-35, as it replaces its older fleet of F-4 and F-5 fighter jets.  Curtiss-Wright provided the distributed flight test instrumentation (FTI) system used to capture the flight data during the inaugural test flight.

“Curtiss-Wright congratulates Korea Aerospace Industries on the successful first flight of the domestically-developed KF-21 supersonic fighter jet,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “We are very proud to support KAI’s development of this important aircraft with our data acquisition and flight test instrumentation solutions.”

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