Engine vibration monitoring unit for KF-X jet


Meggitt has signed a new contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to develop an engine vibration monitoring unit (EVMU).

Meggitt is an international company that focuses on the development of high-performance components and subsystems for the defence, aerospace and energy markets.

Under the deal, the company will be responsible for the development and delivery of a high-temperature electronic EVMU, in addition to the supply of prototypes for the KAI Korean Fighter-experimental (KF-X) multi-role fighter aircraft.

Chris Allen, President of Meggitt Sensing Systems, 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.”

In 2011, the Government of South Korea commenced the effort for the development of a locally built fighter jet.

The new advanced KF-X combat jets are being developed in close collaboration with the government of Indonesia.

The Indonesian government has agreed to invest in the development costs of the multi-role fighter aircraft.