There is a competition going on all over the world to surpass one country in military power. The names of the United States, Russia, and some European countries were heard in the exhibition of who will be ahead in the war. Now Türkey and South Korea are asking to look at them too.
Turkey unveils prototype of 5th generation stealth fighter jet TFXKAAN in 2023. And since the middle of 2022, South Korea’s 4th generation multirole fighter jet plane, KF-21 Boramae has been flying in the sky. Both aircraft are made with the latest technology.
TFXKAAN is a twin-engine fighter jet manufactured by Turkey’s “Turkish Aerospace” industry. It is designed with air-to-air, air-to-ground, and electronic warfare in mind.
And KF-21 Boramae is jointly developed by South Korea and Indonesia. And this light fighter jet plane is designed for air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
TFXKAAN’s maximum speed is Mach 1.8 to Mach 2. And the KF-21 Boramae can run at a maximum speed of MACH 1.8. This means the speed of the Turkish plane is higher. But experts don’t think it will put the aircraft much ahead of the war.
The combat radius of Turkish TFXKAAN is 1100 km. In the case of KF-21, it is 1200 km. In this case too, although South Korean warplanes are ahead, this difference is not considered important.
Capable of taking off with a mass of 25,400 kg, this KF-21. Maximum weight is 27,225 kg during TFXKAAN. The KF-21 Boramae uses two General Electric F 414 engines. And the engine of TFXKAAN is a General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan engine.
In the power category, Turkish aircraft engine power is more than that of South Korean fighter plane engines. Both aircraft are capable of dropping air-to-air, and air-to-ground missiles and bombs. The armament of both aircraft is formidable. However, the variety of weapons in the Turkish fighter plane is slightly less.
Nowadays stealth technology is being emphasized more in the construction of modern fighter planes all over the world. Turkey’s TFXKAAN has been made capable of evading enemy radars.
The KF-21 also has stealth features. But the TFXKAAN is a 5th-generation stealth fighter but the plane from South Korea is not.
Barring some limitations, however, both aircraft can be called powerful warplanes. Both aircrafts will be established as the best in their place if they can fulfill the needs of the country in the campaign.