Kagedan KaG-14

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KaG-14 Geomyong
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KaG-14A (top) and KaG-14MI (bottom) in Saegyan service.
Role Multirole fighter
National origin  Saegya
Manufacturer Kagedan Aerospace
First flight 01 March 1997
Introduction 01 January 2004
Status In service
Primary user Saegyan Revolutionary Air Force
Produced 2002-present
Number built 264
Unit cost 32.7b Danto (KaG-14M)
Developed from VeK-29

The Kagedan KaG-14 "Geomyong" (Saegyan: 검용, English: Black Dragon)) is a twin-engined, lightweight multirole fighter capable of all weather, all mission operations, produced by Kagedan Aerospace. It was designed to fulfill the needs of the Saegyan Revolutionary Air Force for a next-generation lightweight fighter to form the mainstay of the SRAF's fixed-wing aviation for the new millennia. It utilizes a delta wing and canard design and fly by wire flight controls, and exists in a number of variants.

Development[edit]

Design[edit]

KaG-14A production cockpit
KaG-14M cockpit

Operational history[edit]

Variants[edit]

  • KaG-14A: Initial production variant, including mostly stea
  • KaG-14M: Modernized variant, including upgraded glass cockpit dipslays with multifunction displays, retractable refueling probes, AESA radar. Drogue chute above engine mounts is replaced with a more compact mounting for improved ECM/RWR mounts. Integrated to launch cruise missiles and antiship missiles.
  • KaG-14MI: Improved variant of M models, including upgraded radar, helmet HUD and see-through interface,

Operators[edit]

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 16.33m (53 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 5.32 m (17 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 33 m2 (360 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 9,600 kg (21,164 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 12,250 kg (27,007 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 19,277 kg (42,499 lb)
  • Powerplant: × 2 × Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofan engines, 81.59 kN (18,340 lbf) with afterburner, or 2x Kaegan TN-02 afterburning turbofan engines, 91.3 kN (20,457 lbf)

Performance

Armament
  • Guns: 1 × 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon with 150 rounds
  • Hardpoints: 12 in total (6x) under wing, 2x under-intake and 4x under fuselage) with capacity for 7,00kg of external fuel and ordnance.
  • Missiles:
  • Air-to-air missiles:
    • Ex
  • Rockets:
    • Ex
  • Air-to-surface missiles:
    • Ex
  • Bombs:
    • Ex