SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s top air carrier Korean Air Line Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Europe’s Airbus to jointly bid for Seoul’s indigenous fighter development project, Korean Air officials said Sunday.
Codenamed KF-X, the 8.5 trillion won (US$8.3 billion) project calls for South Korea to develop fighter jets of the F-16 class to replace its aging fleet of F-4s and F-5s. Some 120 jets are to be put into service starting around 2025.
SEOUL, South Korea — The mega-competition to build South Korea’s indigenous fighter jet, dubbed KF-X, kicked off on Feb. 9. But the first round of bidding in the country’s largest-ever arms procurement deal failed due to an insufficient number of participants.
The United States told South Korea to cancel its plans to send an aerobatics team to the Zhuhai Airshow in southern Guandong province next week because it is “scared” of China’s growing aviation and aerospace industry, reports the Chinese-language Beijing News.
An evaluation team from the South Korean Air Force will test Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II before signing a deal to purchase 40 of the stealth aircraft for its “next-generation” fighter jet, the nation’s procurement agency said Sunday…
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The image in this post shows 24 AH-64D Longbow Apache attack helicopters with the 4th Aerial Reconnaissance Battalion (Attack), 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a mass landing at Camp Humphreys, South Korea on Apr. 18…