Hanwha Aerospace Celebrates Production of 10,000 Military Engines

Hanwha Aerospace rolled out its 10,000th military engine on April 15, achieving a major milestone for its indigenous development and manufacturing of aero engines.

A ceremony was held at the Changwon Plant I to commemorate the rollout of the 10,000th aircraft engine, the F404 powering the TA-50 trainer jet flown by the ROK Air Force. The milestone was achieved 45 years after the company had produced a J79 Turbojet engine for the F-4 Phantom II in 1978.

Among the high-profile guests at the ceremony were Gen. Lee Young-soo, ROK Air Force Chief of Staff; Minister Seok Jong-gun of Defense Acquisition Program Administration; Park Jong-seung, President of the Agency for Defense Development.

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