KAI selects Harris for KF-X Multirole Fighter Aircraft


Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Harris Corporation to provide carriage and release systems for the next-generation Korea Fighter-Experimental (KF-X) program, expanding the company’s presence among new customers and aircraft platforms in Asia.

The Korea Aerospace Industries KF-X jet is a program to develop an advanced multirole fighter for the Republic of Korea air force.

“The KF-X aircraft represents a new strategic customer and fighter development platform for Harris in the Asian market,” said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. “This selection reaffirms Harris’ position as the supplier of choice worldwide for proven, leading edge carriage and release solutions.”

Harris will supply its BRU-47 and BRU-57 release systems, which are currently fielded on numerous aircraft including the F-15E, F-16 and the F/A-22. The BRU-47 single store carrier, known for its reliability and ease of maintenance, also reduces the time needed for loading stores using Harris’ patented sway-brace technology – which minimizes rack sway due to aircraft maneuvers and munition release. The BRU-57 is a smart-weapon-enabled, twin store carrier that doubles the payload capacity of aircraft without modifying any hardware – providing for a wide array of payload configurations.