KF-21 Boramae VS Su-75 Checkmate, Can South Korean Fighter Jets Be More Tough Than Russian Stealth?

KF-21 Boramae VS Su-75 Checkmate, Can South Korean Fighter Jets Be More Tough Than Russian Stealth?
The Fighter Jets KF-21 Boramae South Korean VS Su-75 Checkmate Russian

International Military - KF-21 Boramae developed by South Korea and Indonesia, has become an analogue of domestic military aircraft, especially for South Korea. The international public also highlighted the development of the KF-21 Boramae.

Quoted from Bulgarian Military explained that the KF-21 Boramae was presented at the 2021 SITDEF weapons exhibition in Lima (Peru). This KF-21 Boramae fighter has a maximum takeoff weight of 25,600 kg and a speed of up to Mach 1.8 or about 2,200 km.

Quoted from Hanwha Systems, the existence of the KF-21 Boramae is also a sign of the progress of the South Korean defense industry. “Named with the meaning of being a domestic fighter who will protect the Korean Peninsula in the 21st century as well as an important force to leap into the advanced aerospace power of the 21st century. Its common name is 'Bora Mae', which means it is a Korean-style fighter aircraft that flies vigorously for future self-sufficient national defense.” write .

The existence of the KF-21 Boramae is also an important historical event for South Korea. Because South Korea is among the countries that have succeeded in developing the 8th supersonic fighter in the world with the KF-21 Boramae. It has five hidden weapon bays and 11 external weapon attachment points. It has a combat payload carrying capacity of 7,400kg.

The aircraft is expected to be able to launch both guided and unguided weapons. Guided weapons to be carried include the short-range RVV-MD missile with a range of about 40 km, and the medium-range RVV-SD missile with a range of 110 km.

The Su-75 Checkmate can also be armed with precision weapons for the destruction of ground targets including the X-38MLE X-38MLE X-38MLE tactical air-to-surface guided missile (range 70km). Also included are X-58USHKE anti-radar missiles (245km range), Kh-59MK2 guided missiles (285km range), and Thunder-A1 precision munitions (120km range).

It can also destroy surface targets such as ships using X-31PD missiles (range 250km) and Kh-35UE missiles (range 260km). The weapons bay can also accommodate guided bombs including the KAB-250LG-E, 08BE, and 029BE to destroy ground-based targets from outside enemy air defense zones. The unguided weapons that can be carried in the inner compartment include missiles from the S-8/S-13 family and 100kg, 250kg and 500kg bombs.

The Su-75 Checkmate fighter has a logistics support system known as the Matreshka. Artificial intelligence (AI) enabled main onboard electronics reduces the pilot's workload by acting as co-pilot. Intelligent support systems continuously monitor the health of critical systems on board.

“In addition, it can carry 7.7 tons of ordnance, providing mobility and combat capability in all weathers. With the release of the prototype 'KF-21 Boramae', Korea has been named the country that developed the 8th supersonic fighter aircraft in the world.

The Bulgarian Military report explains that the KF-21 Boramae is capable of carrying American, European and Korean air-to-air missiles. The fighter is also capable of carrying air-to-ground missiles, bombs, and anti-ship missiles at ten suspension points.

His ability to steal weapons is very large. At least yes, it can carry weapons of up to 7.7 tons. Although the KF-21 Boramae is not a stealth aircraft, it does use several elements to reduce radar visibility.

It is known that it will be equipped with a radar station with an active phased array of antennas. If South Korea develops the KF-21 Boramae, it will be different with Russia.

Russia has long been known to be capable of developing various capable fighter aircraft, such as the Su-35. Russia is also known to be developing the Su-75 Checkmate.

The striking difference between the KF-21 Boramae and the Russian Su-75 Checkmate is that the former has two engines at once with a total thrust of up to 20,000 kg.

According to Armádní Zpravodaj, this is a General Electric F414 engine. The KF-21 Boramae fighter aircraft will be delivered in single and dual configurations. In the future, KF-21 Boramae exports are planned, especially to Southeast Asian countries that have good trade relations with South Korea.

As for the domestic Su-75 Checkmate, it was presented at the MAKS-2021 air show by the United Aircraft Corporation (part of the state company Rostec).

The Su-75 Checkmate has flight characteristics with a flight range without suspended tanks of about 3,000 km and a combat radius of about 1,500 km.

Then about the service ceiling of the Su-75 Checkmate of about 16.5 km. And about the maximum speed of the Su-75 Checkmate, it is also very capable, which is between 1.8-2 Mach.

The Russian Su-75, unlike other aircraft, will be ready as soon as possible: it will make its first flight in a year, and some sources claim that a prototype technology demonstrator has already carried out a test flight from the runway of the Sukhoi factory, in Komsomolsk. Batch installation of these machines could be ready by 2025, and mass production could start in 2026.

Quoted from airforce-technology, the Su-75 Checkmate is a fifth-generation, futuristic single-engine light tactical advanced aerial combat aircraft that is being developed by Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi.

The Su-75 Checkmate is a stealth fighter that will provide high performance and low hourly operating costs. “The first flight of the Sukhoi fighter aircraft is expected in 2023 following the completion of a series of ground tests, while serial production is planned to begin in 2026.

The aircraft will be produced for the Russian armed forces as well as for export with around 300 units expected to be produced for export over the next 15 years. The Su-75 Checkmate fighter can carry weapons to neutralize enemy command posts and sensitive assets.

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