UK-based ejection seats and safety-related equipment manufacturer Martin-Baker has secured a new contract for the delivery of an escape system for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force’s new fighter KF-X.

Awarded by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the contract will include the supply of Martin-Baker’s Mk18 ejection seat for its latest aircraft development programme.

Martin-Baker Business Development and Marketing vice-president Andrew Martin said: “We are extremely honoured to have been chosen as the ejection seat supplier for the KF-X.

“The Mk18 ejection seat is the most advanced ejection seat ever produced for fighter and trainer aircraft and another in a long line of successes for our company.

“This selection is a testament to the competitive and high-quality products our team are proud to produce.”

“The Mk18 ejection seat is the most advanced ejection seat ever produced for fighter and trainer aircraft.”

Martin-Baker earlier partnered with KAI for the delivery of the Mk18 seat to the ROK Air Force’s KT-1 and T/A-50 aircraft.

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The Mk18 ejection seat for the KF-X fighter aircraft is similar to the one currently designed to be fully compliant with the requirements of the US Air Force’s (USAF) new T-X trainer aircraft programme.

Headquartered in Denham, UK, Martin-Baker, with more than 1,000 people employed across the world, currently has more than 17,000 seats in service, in 90 countries and 56 different airframes.

The Mk18 seat is a new addition to the company’s legacy of 70 years of continuous design and development of aircrew escape systems.