Texstars has received a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to develop canopy and windshield transparencies for the KF-X fighter aircraft.
Under the multi-year engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract, Texstars will work alongside the design team at KAI.
The company will provide bird-strike resistant windshield transparencies with high-quality optics, as well as flight-qualified canopy.
The transparency systems will be designed to operate in extreme flight conditions of the KF-X fighter while providing maximum survivability and pilot safety, Texstars said in a statement.
The single-seat and tandem-seat advanced multirole fighter aircraft is being developed for the Republic of Korea Government (ROKG) and Indonesia.
South Korea will use KF-X aircraft to replace its existing fleet of F-4 Phantom II and F-5E/F Tiger II fleet currently in service with the country's air force.
A total of 200 KF-X aircraft will be produced for use with the South Korean and Indonesian air forces.
Based in the US, Texstars is involved in the production of high technology transparencies and components that employ composite and thermoplastic materials for fixed-wing and rotorcraft aerospace as well as military vehicle markets.
The company co-developed the F-16 transparencies and has been the primary producer since 1977.
It is also a long-time supplier for the B-1B, B-2, E-2C/D, EA-6B, A-10, F-15 and many other fixed-wing aircraft.