South Korea will start the FX fighter project Phase 3 and the Japanese air superiority fight
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LONDON: According to “Defense News” website reported on the 8th, the Korean government for its FX fighter set a new third phase of the project schedule, with China, Japan, air superiority within the competition area.
since the end of 2010 the Korean artillery upset South Korea’s defense budget, FX fighter project failed in the National Assembly passed, the prospect of this project was to go to moon blurred.
Procurement of a South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman said: “The South Korean government and military officials to accelerate the modern Air Force has reached consensus that the DPRK is not only a stronger response, but also avoid areas competition within the air superiority behind. “This means that person is clearly in the recent show of Chinese J-20 stealth fighter and Japan ready to buy the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. After 2010, Korean artillery, a voice called for the development in Korea precision air strike capability to deter North Korea’s threat.
presentation according to South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman, Korea in December 2011 began the third phase of FX fighter bid will purchase 60 stealth fighters, worth $ 900 million. FX project 2020 purchase 120 fighters from foreign countries to replace their aging F-4 and F-5 fighter. In the project’s first and second stages, from South Korea to buy 60 Boeing F-15K fighter jets. South Korea’s Defense Procurement Agency of the FX project plans to modify some of the details, including aircraft performance requirements, and the third phase of the project will be FX and production of independent research and development of a South Korean F-16 fighter planes with the KF-X project level is associated.
because the two projects associated with South Korean Defense Procurement Agency also requested an additional 15.7 billion won for the FX project funds.
FX project first and second phase of the partners Boeing plans to sell stealth version of the South Korean F-15K fighters. It is said that Chicago-based defense giant Boeing intends to sell 20 stealth version of Korean F-15K fighters, the active phased array radar and radar absorption coating technology with the latest version of the F-15 fighters “Silent Eagle” the same . To win the competition, Boeing also plans to invite South Korean reporters on February 20 to 25 day tour of its factory in St. Louis.
Lockheed Martin F-35 director of business development vice president O’Brien said: “We are confident that from 2016 to the delivery of Korean Air Force F-35 fighter.” However, South Korean officials on the F-35 fighter or doubts, they both worry about the cost exceeded the F-35, also worried that an earlier version of this versatile aircraft operating deficiencies exist.
Eurofighter officials said that if South Korea in Typhoon fighter project, the project can be approved for technology transfer to its KFX. (Sun Ruibo)