Indonesian Engineer Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Boramae's KF-21 Technology Secret


Indonesian engineers have been detained in South Korea for allegedly trying to steal the KAI KF-21 Boramae fighter jet technology. They are believed to store the secret data of this fighter program in a USB drive. The data found in the drive is currently being analyzed to see if it consists of strategic technology that should not have been taken.

The KAI KF-21 Boramae is South Korea's effort to develop a 4.5 generation fighter using local expertise. Indonesia is the development partner of the aircraft originally named KAI KF-X with an agreement to bear 20% of the program cost worth 8.8 trillion Won (~RM 32 billion).

In 2021, Indonesia is said to want to reconsider participation due to high costs. Last year they continued their commitment but according to Korean media reports, Indonesia still has arrears of 1 trillion Won (~RM 3.6 billion).

Last year Indonesia was allowed to buy 24 Boeing F-15EX which is a modernized fourth generation fighter with a system almost comparable to the fifth generation fighter. Korea may be worried Indonesia will try to withdraw again but at the same time still access their unpaid technology.

Previous Post Next Post

Contact Form