GE Aviation delivers first KF-X engine to Korea

简氏:美国通用航空公司向韩国交付首台KF-X发动机

Date:2020-06-05 Source:Jane's By:Globalmil Viewed:

05 JUNE 2020
2020年6月5日

General Electric (GE) Aviation has delivered to South Korea the first engine for the country’s KF-X indigenous future fighter development.
通用电气(GE)航空公司已向韩国交付了本国开发的未来战斗机KF-X第一台发动机。


A full-scale mock-up of the KF-X fighter was revealed by KAI at the ADEX event in Seoul in late 2019. The operational aircraft will be powered by a pair of GE Aviation F414-GE-400K engines.
韩国航空工业公司(KAI)在2019年末在首尔举行的ADEX活动上透露了KF-X战斗机的全尺寸模型。这架战机将由两台GE Aviation F414-GE-400K发动机提供动力。

The US-based powerplant manufacturer announced the milestone on 4 June, noting that the first F414-GE-400K engine was delivered in May.
这家总部位于美国的发动机制造商6月4日宣布了这一里程碑,并指出第一台F414-GE-400K发动机已于5月份交付。

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) selected GE Aviation in May 2016 to partner on the KF-X project, with an initial 15 F414-GE-400K engines to be delivered by 2021 to power six testbed aircraft (plus three spares). The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) is set to receive 120 KF-X aircraft, for which GE Aviation will provide 240 F414-GE-400K engines plus spares.
韩国航空工业公司(KAI)于2016年5月选择GE航空公司作为KF-X项目的合作伙伴,最初的15台F414-GE-400K发动机将于2021年交付,为6架试验机(外加3个备件)提供动力。大韩民国空军(RoKAF)将接收120架KF-X飞机,通用航空将为其提供240台F414-GE-400K发动机和备件。

The KF-X fighter concept was first revealed by South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) in 2010. Indonesia joined the project in 2012, with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering joint development of the platform that Jakarta refers to as IF-X.
韩国国防采办项目管理局(DAPA)2010年首次披露了KF-X战斗机概念。印度尼西亚于2012年加入该项目,并签署了一份谅解备忘录(MOU),内容涉及共同开发雅加达称为IF-X的平台。

As budgets have waxed and waned, the project has fluctuated from being a full-up ‘fifth-generation’ fighter into a less sophisticated ‘4.5-generation’ fighter, and back again. In its latest guise, KF-X will be twin-engined, low observable (LO), multirole combat aircraft equipped with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and internal weapons carriage.
随着预算的增减,该项目从一款全面升级的“第五代”战斗机,到一款不太复杂的“4.5代”战斗机,并再次出现波动。在其最新的姿态下,KF-X将是双发动机、低可观测(LO)、多功能作战飞机,配备有源电子扫描阵列(AESA)雷达和内部武器运输系统。

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