OnlyTheBestChoice – South Korea (South Korea) launched their domestic aviation industry fighter jet, Korea Aerospace Industry Ltd (KAI), on Friday (04/09/2021). The fighter jet, named KF-X (Korean Fighter Experimental), was also developed in cooperation with Indonesia.
Therefore, at the end of the name of the fighter jet was also pinned additional IF-X (Indonesian Fighter Experimental), so the name became KF-X / IF-X.
At the launch event, President Jokowi was virtually present and gave a speech. Meanwhile, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto was physically present alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in and South Korean Defense Minister Y.M Suh Wook.
The launch event was also aired on the video sharing platform, Youtube. Interestingly, there was one moment at the launch event, when the KF-X/IF-X fighter jet was illuminated by a light game. And one of them is in the form of writing berlafaz ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Arabic script.
This only lasted a few seconds, at 36.19 minutes, before the light finally flashed another light. As is known, South Korea is not an Islamic state. The majority of the people’s religions are not Muslims. This is very different from Indonesia which is majority Muslim.
The moment of the appearance of lafaz ‘Allahu Akbar’ appeared, when the KF-X/IF-X fighter jet was wrapped in a light that raised the flag of various countries that are stakeholders of the aircraft manufacturing project. Earlier in the light, there was also a Red and White flag belonging to Indonesia, after which there was a flag of the United States, which contributed to this fighter jet technology.
The inscription ‘Allahu Akbar’ appeared thought to be part of the Iraqi flag, which became one of the countries targeted to buy kai’s products.
The KF-X/IF-X fighter jet development project cost USD 7.3 billion or more than Rp 102 trillion. Under the cooperation agreement, Indonesia and Korea Aerospace Industry (KAI) will bear 20 percent of the cost or equivalent to USD 1.46 billion. The remaining 60 percent or USD 4.38 billion is borne by the Government of South Korea. (*)