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”
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 12,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.