Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have signed a contract for the development of an Engine Vibration Monitoring Unit (EVMU).
The contract covers the development of a high temperature electronic EVMU and the delivery of prototypes for the KF-X fighter jet. It also demonstrates the trust and confidence in Meggitt’s products and services, as this is one of a number signed with KAI to supply the KF-X.
The South Korea government started the concept for an indigenous fighter in 2011 and are now developing this next generation fighter aircraft. The KF-X is a partnership with the Indonesian government, which has agreed to invest the development costs of the aircraft. The South Korean Air Force plans to replace its aging F-4D/E Phantom II and F-5E/F Tiger II aircraft once the production starts in the mid-2020s and Indonesia also has a plan to acquire aircraft from this programme.
Meggitt Sensing Systems President, Chris Allen said: “This contract builds on the development work we have been undertaking with KAI on innovative technology for the KF-X. We look forward to continuing our partnership and developing and delivering state of the art prototypes”
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Headquartered in the United Kingdom, this international group operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy. Meggitt employs more than 9,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.