South Korea—KAI Shows Off Black Kite Electric Trainer Aircraft

Defense News | 10/26/2021

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has unveiled an electrically powered basic trainer aircraft, reports Defense News. A concept model of the Black Kite was displayed at last week’s Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition.  The basic trainer features an electric propulsion system driving four wing-mounted propellers, said KAI. The system is expected to produce a total of 1,600 hp. Plans call for a digital cockpit and pressurization system as well as augmented and virtual...

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