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February 6, 2018

UTC Aerospace to supply environmental control system for Korea’s KF-X jets

UTC Aerospace Systems is set to deliver critical components for Korea Aerospace Industries’ (KAI) KF-X advanced multirole fighter jet.

UTC Aerospace Systems is set to deliver critical components for Korea Aerospace Industries’ (KAI) KF-X advanced multi-role fighter jet.

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Under the terms of the contract signed between the two companies, UTC Aerospace is responsible for providing the aircraft with a complete environmental control system, including air conditioning, bleed air control, as well as cabin pressurisation and liquid cooling.

The company will also deliver air turbine starter and flow control valve for the Republic of Korea Air Force’s KF-X fighter jet.

The key components will allow the environmental control system to be easily installed and maintained, as well as help reduce weight by eliminating the need for ducts and connectivity between distributed components.

The integration of air conditioning and liquid cooling into a single pack will also reduce the amount of space required by the system on the aircraft.

“We are positioned to offer additional system opportunities to further enhance its competitiveness.”

UTC Aerospace Systems Electric, Environmental and Engine Systems president Tim White said: “UTC Aerospace Systems is pleased to partner with KAI on the development of the KF-X fighter.

“Our state-of-the-art technology will help maximise the performance of this new aircraft, and we are positioned to offer additional system opportunities to further enhance its competitiveness.

“We look forward to supporting the KF-X programme in the years ahead.”

KAI intends to develop more than 100 KF-X fighter jets for the Korean Air Force.

Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin in the mid-2020s.

UTC Aerospace Systems currently provides a complete environmental control system, air turbine starter and airframe mounted accessory drive for KAI’s T-50 trainer, in addition to several other systems for the TA-50 and FA-50 light attack aircraft.

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What is driving and impacting South Korea’s Defense Market?

South Korea’s defense budget is currently valued at $48.3 billion after experiencing impressive and robust annual growth of 10.5% in 2022. Over the forecast period, South Korean defense expenditure is anticipated to register a strong CAGR of 6.3% over 2023-27 and reach $66.2 billion by 2027. The country’s acquisition budget, which includes research and development (R&D) funding, is also anticipated to register significant growth, projected to reach $21.6 billion in 2027, seeing significant rise from the anticipated $17 billion in 2023. South Korean defense spending is continuing to be fueled by the country’s hostile relationship with North Korea, coupled with the need to develop its own domestic industry. If you want to strategize successfully off this growing market, it is important to be fully informed. This report’s key findings include:
  • Details on the defense budget
  • Drivers of defense spending
  • Key trends impacting the market
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