Moon: S. Korea-Indonesia fighter jet project symbolises mutual trust

10-Apr-2021 Intellasia | YNA | 5:02 AM Print This Post

South Korean President Moon Jae-in greeted Indonesia’s defense chief at Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday and raised the issue of their joint push for fighter jet development.

Moon invited Defense minister Prabowo Subianto in person to his office amid speculation that the bilateral partnership in the KF-X project may be sputtering.

Indonesia-South Korea KFX-IFX fighter jet (Defenseworld)

Indonesia-South Korea KFX-IFX fighter jet (Defenseworld)

The minister was on a visit to South Korea for a ceremony to roll out the first prototype of the nation’s indigenous fighter jet. It is scheduled to take place at the Sacheon factory of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in South Gyeongsang Province on Friday.

Indonesia is the only foreign partner of the 8.8 trillion-won (US$7.9 billion) bid, called IF-X in the Southeast Asian country.

“The South Korea-Indonesia joint project to develop a next-generation fighter jet symbolically shows the high level of trust and cooperation between the two nations along with a cooperation project on submarines,” Moon said at the outset of talks with the minister, which pool reporters were allowed to cover.

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