South Korean Air Force by the end of KF-16 JDAM guided bombs and equipment fleet
South Korean air force’s KF-16 light fighter
LONDON, May 8 news: According to the U.S. Defense News reported that South Korean Air Force will be active at the end of the year for the KF-16 fighter jets equipped with JDAM “Joint Direct Attack Munitions . ” This will enable KF-16 targets in the DPRK has launched the “surgical” strike capability, in case of emergency can be hidden in the border areas of North Korea’s artillery and dug tunnels in the border area for precise attacks.
as South Korea’s military modernization program between 2010-2014 as part of Korea Air Force fleet of KF-16 will be upgraded in batches. Among them, the first improvements will be receiving about 20 in 2003-2004 and equipment KF-16 Block 52.
have to make use of KF-16 JDAM, including a series of new weapons, including the ability to Korean Air Force will be the type of fighter airborne radar, computers and cables to be updated. Currently, the Korean Air Force is currently considering the use of KF-16 US-made APG-68 (V) 5/7 to replace Israeli ELTA radar system produced EL/M-2032 type fire control radar. Need to be reminded that the Korean Air Force had previously hoped for US-made aircraft in accordance with active phased array radar, but subject to U.S. laws restrict the export of advanced technology and equipment, which was forced to change plans.
to the air system EL/M-2032 radar detection range of the largest class of targets in the 65-100 km or so, which can track eight targets simultaneously and one of the two attacks.
Korea Air Force is currently equipped with a total of about 135 KF-16 fighter, which some imports from the United States, part of South Korea and the United States, according to the licensed production agreement was signed between 1994-2004 in the country on their own manufacturing. KF-16 is South Korea’s version of the F-16C/D.
Korea started in 1991, the Air Force F-16 made to promote the plan, has the total cost of up to 50 billion U.S. dollars. In December 1994, the first aircraft off the assembly line KF-16 fighter jets, and 2000 produced a total of 120. Subsequently, Han and additional ordering the fighters, 2003, re-production of the fighters, to the present has produced a 20, so far, South Korean production of KF-16 fighter program has ended. However, since the service since the KF-16 crashes have been many incidents.
KF-16′s combat radius of 546 km, the maximum flight speed of Mach 2, priced about $ 43 million.
JDAM was developed to meet the Air Force and Navy requirements developed by the U.S. military to upgrade the existing ordinary conventional bomb developed from the use of satellite positioning system to guide the all-weather, homing conventional bombs. The GPS system installed in the rear, in any weather conditions can accurately hit the target, unlike laser-guided weapons in general are vulnerable to the cloud, fog and other bad weather restrictions. JDAM from a height of 24 km from the target to cast, and the correction of the GPS accuracy falls under the above goals, within the error of 13 meters, to 2.4 m thick concrete penetration, system reliability up to 95%. (Spring)