Martin-Baker wins KF-X ejection seat competition

Martin-Baker has been awarded a contract to provide the escape system for the Republic of Koreas Air Force´s new fighter, KF-X, the company said.

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) competitively selected Martin-Baker´s Mk18 ejection seat for its latest aircraft development programme. The selection of the Mk18 seat continues a long history of partnership between Martin-Baker and KAI, that started with their KT-1, followed by the T/A-50 and is now is set to continue with the KF-X.

The Martin-Baker Mk18 for KF-X is a similar seat to the one currently in competition for the US Air Force new trainer jet, the T-X.

Martin-Baker, headquartered in Denham, England, is the world´s supplier of ejection seats and crashworthy seats, with more than 17,000 seats in service, in 90 countries and 56 different airframes. The company employs more than 1,000 people worldwide.