New press release video for Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) showcasing various aircraft such as the KT-1 Woongbi basic trainer, T-50 Golden Eagle advanced trainer, FA-50 Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft, KUH-1 Surion helicopter, KF-X fighter jet and etc.
Korea Aerospace Industries , commonly referred to as KAI, is a South Korean aerospace and defense company. KAI was originally a joint venture of Samsung Aerospace, Daewoo Heavy Industries (aerospace division), and Hyundai Space and Aircraft Company (HYSA), which in 1999 took over its founding members at the behest of the South Korean government following their financial troubles which emerged during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. KAI’s headquarters and major plants are located in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province.
Korea Aerospace’s mainline product is the T/FA-50 supersonic training aircraft, developed jointly with Lockheed Martin, a U.S. defense contractor. Mass production of the jet, which also doubles as a light attack aircraft, began in 2006. In addition to being supplied to the South Korean air force, the T/FA-50 has also been shipped to the Philippines, Thailand Indonesia and Iraq.
Korea Aerospace also has a working relationship with Europe’s Airbus Group. With the help of Airbus, the company in 2012 began selling the first South Korean-built helicopters. In 2015, the company was awarded a contract to build the KF-X fighter, to be developed jointly with Indonesia, which is an investor in the 18 trillion won ($15.7 billion) project. Plans call for building 120 of the planes between 2025 and 2032.
Video by KoreaAero.com / KAI PR Video (ENG)