Triumph Group to integrate AMAD on Korean KF-X fighter aircraft


US-based aircraft manufacturing company Triumph Group has secured a new contract from Korea Aerospace Industries to deliver airframe mounted accessory drives (AMAD) for the new KF-X fighter aircraft.

The current deal is in support of the advanced and new air superiority fighter that is slated to fly for the first time in the middle of 2022 while commencing low-rate initial production in 2024.

The incorporation of AMAD on KF-X fighter aircraft is expected to benefit the Republic of Korea Air Force, as well as the Indonesian Air Force.

"The incorporation of AMAD on KF-X fighter aircraft is expected to benefit the Republic of Korea Air Force, as well as the Indonesian Air Force."

Triumph Integrated Systems executive vice-president Tom Holzthum said: “We are pleased to support the KF-X fighter programme, which will replace the aging Korean fleet of F-4s and F-5s, as well as equip the Indonesian Air Force.

“This win will allow Triumph to showcase the extensive capability and experience of our geared solutions business.”

Located in Park City, Utah, US, the Triumph Integrated Systems’ geared solutions site is used to design and develop the new AMADs.

AMADs receive and distribute engine power that helps operate generators, pumps and other aircraft systems, along with carrying the main engine starter turbine.

Headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, US, Triumph Group designs, engineers, produces, repairs and overhauls a wide range of aircraft structures, components, accessories, subassemblies and systems.