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Hanwha Thales selected to provide advanced radar system for South Korea's KF-X program
The South-Korea-based defense manufacturer Hanwha Thales was selected as the preferred bidder to produce an advanced radar system to be fitted onto South Korea's indigenous fighter jets, the defense procurement agency said Wednesday.
Hanwa Thales selected to provide advanced radar system for South Korea s KF X program 640 001Preliminary design of South Korea's KF-X fighter jet
The defense company, affiliated with industrial conglomerate Hanwha Group, has tentatively clinched the contract to build an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for some 120 fighter jets South Korea is seeking to develop by the mid-2020s, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

The decision was approved in the meeting of the DAPA's defense project committee, the highest decision-making body in the administration, held earlier in the day and presided over by Defense Minister Han Min-koo.

The formal contract will be signed sometime in June after negotiations on the terms of the contract, according to the DAPA.

The homegrown fighter jet program, known as Korean Fighter Experimental, seeks to produce 120 twin-engine combat airplanes with domestic technology and a budget of some US$16 billion.

(Source: Yonhap)