HomeDefenseIRIS-T Missiles to Give KF-21 Boramae the Ability to Engage Targets at...

IRIS-T Missiles to Give KF-21 Boramae the Ability to Engage Targets at Close Range

-

Diehl Defence’s IRIS-T will be deployed aboard Korea’s new fighter, the KF-21, where it will perform the principal function of the primary short-range air-to-air missile.

A KF-21 Boramae platform was able to carry out a successful launch of an IRIS-T missile on April 4. Because of its capabilities in close-quarters fighting and interception, the European short-range air-to-air missile, also known as the AIM-2000, has been chosen for incorporation into the Korean indigenous fighter.

IRIS-T Missiles test fired from KF-21 Boramae
IRIS-T Missiles test fired from KF-21 Boramae

Ten months after the first flight, the fighter programme conducted its first live firing for the first time. Following completing the test firing, which demonstrated that the missile could be safely separated from the aircraft, the KF-21 will now be armed with the IRIS-T.

The IRIS-T missile has been integrated into the Eurofighter Typhoon, the JAS-39 Gripen, the F-16, the EF-18, the F-5, and the Panavia Tornado. This shows that it works with a wide range of platforms.  

When the KF-21 Boramae enters service in 2026, the ROKAF will have the IRIS-T conventional short-range missile ready. 

Frontier India News Network
Frontier India News Networkhttps://frontierindia.com/briefs
Frontier India News Network is the in-house news collection and distribution agency.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Sweden DITCHES Allies, Goes ROGUE on Sixth Gen Fighter Jet Project

In November, Sweden confirmed that it would not participate in the "Global Combat Air Programme" (GCAP), of which it had been admitted as an...

Russia attacked Ukraine with 14 Tu-95MS bombers, Taking off from Olenya base

Russia launched an attack on Ukraine overnight, according to Ukrainska Pravda, with 14 Tu-95MS strategic bombers taking off from the Olenya base on the...

Goodbye JF-17 and LCA Tejas: Argentina to Buy Used Danish F-16’s for Jaw-Dropping $650M

Argentina's President, Javier Milei, announced on March 20, 2024, that the country will purchase American F-16 fighters from Denmark. The Argentine leader confirmed the...

Forget Toyota! India’s Honda Elevate to be Sold in Japan with Unbeatable Price

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), India's luxury car manufacturer, marked a historic milestone on March 22 by launching its Made-in-India Honda Elevate, which is...

Pentagon’s ARRW AGM-183A Hypersonic Missile Program Hangs by a Thread After Ambiguous Test

On February 27, the United States Air Force (USAF) released photos of a B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber outfitted with a hypersonic missile AGM-183A (or...