Chelton has been awarded a contract from Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI) to design and supply the fully conformal antenna suite for the future KF-X, next-generation indigenous multi-role and fighter aircraft.
Chelton has been a leader in conformal antenna technology since the company’s inception over 50 years ago. This wealth of experience has allowed the company to develop a full suite of conformal antennas for the KF-X platform.
Unlike traditional antennas which stand proud of the skin of a platform, conformal antennas are built into the skin and allow for reduced drag, improved aerodynamics and reduced life-cycle repair costs.
The KF-X conformal antenna suite will offer a full range of Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) functionality.
“Chelton is an established market leader in conformal antenna technology and provides platforms with bespoke Communications, Navigations and Identification antennas which deliver high performance and reliability.” David Bulley, Vice President, General Manager of Chelton said. “The KFX programme is strategically important and this award allows Chelton to continue to lead the market in the design and supply of airborne antennas and systems for next generation fighter platforms.”