MBDA’s SPEAR, ASRAAM and Brimstone to be Armed on Korean KF-21, FA-50 Jets

Agreement was signed on November 20, 2023.
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 11:49 AM, November 27, 2023
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MBDA’s SPEAR, ASRAAM and Brimstone to be Armed on Korean KF-21, FA-50 Jets
MBDA's SPEAR missile

MBDA and Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) have signed an agreement to enhance cooperation, exploring new areas such as integrating MBDA weapons like SPEAR, ASRAAM, and Brimstone onto KAI platforms like KF-21 and FA-50.

The agreement will see the companies explore new opportunities for the integration of new MBDA weapons onto KAI platforms and the export of both together via a joint marketing approach.

MBDA’s SPEAR, ASRAAM and Brimstone to be Armed on Korean KF-21, FA-50 Jets
KF-21 Boramae

The agreement was signed on November 20 by Chris Allam, Managing Director of MBDA UK, and Kang Goo-young, CEO of KAI, in London during a Korean State visit to the UK.

MBDA is already working with KAI to complete the integration of MBDA’s Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile on the KAI-led KF-21 Boramae fighter aircraft.

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