Lingering questions remain on the future involvement of Indonesia in its joint development project for the Korea Fighter Xperiment/Indonesia Fighter Xperiment (KFX/IFX) jet, despite a seemingly successful public rollout of the first prototype that drew the attention of leaders from both sides.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Defense Minister Suh Wook and Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) Minister Kang Eun-ho inaugurated the rollout of the first Korean-made prototype last week after a decade in the making.
The ceremony was attended by Indonesian representatives, most notably Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, indicating that Indonesia is still fully committed despite uncertainty over the renegotiation process. Joining the ceremony virtually was President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who wished its success would further benefit the...
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