24 May 2017

News Story: S. Korea turns to Israeli contractor for KF-X jet radar

A model of one of several possible designs for the KFX
SEOUL, May 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has formally decided to receive some technology support from Israel for the development of an advanced radar system in its KF-X fighter jet program, Seoul's arms procurement agency said Tuesday.

The state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD) signed a contract with an Israeli defense firm on testing an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar being developed by a South Korean company, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

"It's about technology support related to the operation test of a prototype radar, not the development itself," the DAPA said.

The agency would not reveal the value of the contract apparently with Elta, while an industry official said it's worth around 40 billion won (US$35.5 million).

It requires sophisticated technology to test an AESA radar system and integrate it with aircraft.

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