South Korean KF-21 Aircraft with Martin-Baker Mk18 Seat Unveilled at KAI Showcase

KAI unveiled South Korea’s first indigenous fighter jet prototype on 9th April 2021, 5 years after the start of the KF-X program, naming it the KF-21 Boramae during the announcement showcase.

KAI aim to deliver 40 KF-21 aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force by 2028 with 80 more aircraft to follow by 2032.

The KF-21 will be fitted with Martin-Baker Mk.18 Ejection Seats – the latest in Ejection Seat technology. Martin-Baker are proud to be suppliers on the KF-X program and to support the ROKAF and South Korea in this significant milestone for the country.

Andrew Martin, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, said;

“MB is honoured to have been competitively selected for this new aircraft. We have seen first hand the dedication and hard work that KAI and its team put into their successful KT-1 and T-50 aircrafts and we have no doubt that the KF-21 will follow the same path.”