The South Korean-made KF-21 Boramae light tactical fighter was presented for the first time in Latin America, at the military fair SITDEF 2021, which takes place in Lima (Peru), informs Tass.
The 4 ++ generation twin-engine multipurpose fighter can be used in all weather conditions with a flight speed 1.8 times greater than that of sound and is capable of carrying 7.7 tons of armament.
Conceived in 2001 and developed from 2010, the aircraft has a range of up to 2,900 kilometers and takeoff mass of 25,600 kilograms.
Seoul plans to acquire 40 such aircraft by 2028 and 120 by 2032.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said last April that after completing the ground and flight tests, the large-scale production. Test flights are expected to begin early next year.
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