Despite our aerospace experts are contributing to design and R&D with substantial amount of experts/engineers (52 experts since 2011, increases into 114 in 2019), but due to our financial contribution is only 20 % and the promised acquisition is only 48 planes so look like we dont have IP right and dont have export license (it is what we are negotiating).Does Indonesia own the intellectual property? Can it export without South Korean permission?
The quality of this jet looks great.
Form follows functionWhy does every new stealth aircraft look like a rip-off of an F-22?
The build quality looks immaculate, perfect. At Western Standards for sure. They have achieved a lot given their size and the cost of the programme. A 4.5+ gen homegrown is better than not having it, and it gives them the foundation on which to attempt a 5-6 gen hybrid platform for the next iteration.
That is just a rumor, your government has already debunked thatIt is reported that Indonesia requested a loan of $5 billion in USD from South Korea as a condition for Indonesia to return back to the KF-X/IF-X program when Indonesia has overdue payments towards the KF-X/IF-X program.
I doubt it. The Korean government only denied the rumor about Indonesia of wanting to halve the contribution towards the KF-X / IF-X program, but not the loan.That is just a rumor, your government has already debunked that
Amid a media report Indonesia has asked to halve its contribution for the project, the arms procurement agency denied adjustment in the burden sharing ratio.
Asked to comment on the reported request of $5 billion worth of loans from South Korea, Seo said, "It is not a question to be answered by the arms procurement agency."