DAPA states that allegations on conspiracy in KF-X technology transfer proposal is not true

DAPA denied allegations that DAPA requested to the US in the KF-X technology transfer MOU to make it seem as if the technology transfer will be possible. The DAPA spokesperson stated that “the MOU was the result of negotiations with the US” and that the allegations were not true. A National Assembly member revealed a Read more about DAPA states that allegations on conspiracy in KF-X technology transfer proposal is not true[…]

DAPA highlights that Lockheed Martin is obliged to fulfill KF-X technology transfer

Following a report that the authorization for the 21 technology transfers for the KF-X program is imminent, DAPA stated that “the 21 technology transfers for the KF-X program is an obligation” and that “Lockheed Martin will visit DAPA this week.” The DAPA spokesperson said “Lockheed Martin must fulfill offset obligations of USD 14,010 million, possibly Read more about DAPA highlights that Lockheed Martin is obliged to fulfill KF-X technology transfer[…]

DAPA and ADD states that KF-X system develop will be completed by 2025 and production will proceed from 2025 to 2028, but National Assembly members question the program

DAPA Minister Chang Myoung-jin told National Assembly members that the technologies that were not authorized to be transferred by the US government can be developed domestically and that 65% of the parts in the KF-X will be produced within ROK. An ADD senior researcher also mentioned that prior experience with system integration in the KF-16, Read more about DAPA and ADD states that KF-X system develop will be completed by 2025 and production will proceed from 2025 to 2028, but National Assembly members question the program[…]

President Park commits her support for KF-X. The key challenge is budget

On October 27, President Park called a meeting with Jang, Myeong-Jin (DAPA Administrator) and Jung, Hong-Yong (ADD President) at the Blue House to check on the status of KF-X core technology development. The President pointed out the controversy on technology transfer, causing confusion to Korean public. However, she promised her support of the Program, providing Read more about President Park commits her support for KF-X. The key challenge is budget[…]

MND states that system integration technology for three equipment of KF-X program is already substantially developed

During the regular briefing, MND spokesperson stated that the KF-X system integration technology for three of the four equipment originally requested for technology transfer has been substantially developed. However, regarding the controversial AESA radar, he stated that it will be difficult and will require time. The spokesperson stated that delaying the entire program because of insufficiencies in Read more about MND states that system integration technology for three equipment of KF-X program is already substantially developed[…]

US SecDef reiterates position of rejecting technology transfer for KF-X program during talks with ROK MND

The US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter reiterated the position of the US government to ROK MND Han Min-koo during talks held at the Pentagon on October 15 (local time), stating that the technology transfer of the four core technologies for the KF-X program will be difficult. In addition, on the day before, the US Read more about US SecDef reiterates position of rejecting technology transfer for KF-X program during talks with ROK MND[…]

ADD selected by MSIP as excellent technology transfer commercialization institution for two consecutive years

ADD has been selected for the consecutive year as an excellent technology transfer commercialization institution by MSIP for successfully transferring core technology developed through national defense R&D to civilian firms which in turn exported products produced with this technology. For example, ADD provided super high frequency circuit design technology to ARTECH who used this to Read more about ADD selected by MSIP as excellent technology transfer commercialization institution for two consecutive years[…]

Eurojet announces intentions to transfer engine integration technology transfer if designated as engine provider for KF-X

During a press conference the European engine manufacturer Eurojet announced that they will transfer main technology and engine technology integration technology if they are selected as the engine supplier for the KF-X program. Eurojet states that this will be an opportunity of technological advancement for the ROK aerospace industry. In addition, intentions to produce and Read more about Eurojet announces intentions to transfer engine integration technology transfer if designated as engine provider for KF-X[…]

DAPA posts explanation materials on the current situation of the KF-X program

In midst of the ongoing controversy on the KF-X program, DAPA has posted explanation session materials on the current situation of the program on the DAPA website. The materials cover the current issues on the program, stating its importance and positive effects and explain the timeline of the program, F-X offset agreement, and future plans Read more about DAPA posts explanation materials on the current situation of the KF-X program[…]

US-ROK defense minister level discussion on KF-X technology transfer: changing the US position will be difficult

On October 14, US SecDef, Ashton Carter, and ROK MND, Han Min-koo, will have a meeting at the Pentagon to discuss the technological transfer issue of the KF-X Program. ROK MND will request to SecDef the reconsideration of the position of the US government in April 2015 to limit the transfer of four core system Read more about US-ROK defense minister level discussion on KF-X technology transfer: changing the US position will be difficult[…]