Company signs exclusive contract to design, develop, and qualify CSAs for new KAI Korean Fighter Experimental Aircraft Program

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA, December 4, 2017 – Kearfott Corporation has been awarded an exclusive contract with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to design, develop, and qualify a control stick assembly (CSA) for the new KAI Korean Fighter eXperimental (KF-X) aircraft program.

Under the contract, Kearfott will provide passive CSAs to KAI that will be incorporated into the cockpit of the new KF-X. The CSA is a key flight critical component that allows the pilot to effortlessly direct highly-maneuverable aircraft such as the KF-X under high g-force conditions and in combat situations. Placed on one side of the cockpit, the CSA can be grasped with one hand to easily fly the aircraft using small motions to control pitch and roll.

“Kearfott is proud to be a part of this amazing program and is honored to have been selected to provide the control stick assembly for the KF-X,” said Product Line Director of Kearfott’s Motion Systems Division Andrea Davis. “This assembly is a direct result of the extensive experience Kearfott has in designing and manufacturing best-in-class position sensors and controls for the aerospace and defense markets.”

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About Kearfott Corporation

For nearly 100 years, Kearfott has demonstrated a commitment to quality, reliability, and cutting-edge technology for guidance, navigation, and motion control products.  Kearfott’s products guide spacecraft and strategic missiles, navigate autonomously undersea, provide navigation and fire control for ground vehicles, and control motion aboard both military and commercial aircraft, among numerous other applications. Kearfott is a subsidiary of Astronautics Corporation of America, a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. For more information on Kearfott’s innovative solutions and proven technologies: