KF-X/IF-X Environmental Control System completes design reviewNews
October 21, 2019
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems announced it has completed Critical Design Review (CDR) for a number of key power and controls systems for the KF-X/IF-X advanced multirole fighter jet for the Republic of Korea and Indonesian Airforce.
Collins Aerospace is under contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to provide the fighter’s complete Environmental Control System (ECS), including air conditioning, bleed air control, cabin pressurization, and liquid cooling systems.
Collins Aerospace integrated the air conditioning and liquid cooling systems into a single pack to reduce size and weight. In addition to the ECS, Collins Aerospace is also providing the aircraft’s engine start system components, including the air turbine starter and flow control valve.
The KF-X/IF-X will be the first platform to host Collins Aerospace’s Variable Speed Constant Frequency (VSCF) generator. The generator is 10 percent more power dense compared to the company’s existing VSCF generators.
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