U.S. Air Force Boeing to deliver two South Korean F-15K fighter
F-15K “Grand Slam Eagle” (Boeing Photo)
Boeing Company today announced that on March 15, Daegu in South Korea (Deagu) Air Force Base to the South Korea Air Force ( ROKAF) delivery of the F-15K “Grand Slam Eagle” (Slam Eagle) No. 47 and No. 48 machine. The two fighters from the United States March 8, St. Louis, took off for South Korea, en route stop in California, Hawaii and Guam Air Force Base.
accordance with the “next-generation fighter” II contract, Boeing for Korean production of 21 F-15K, in 2010, had already delivered the first six, the remaining 13 in April 2012 completed prior to delivery.
F-15K is a modified F-15E, the application of the latest technology to upgrade its operational capability, survivability and maintainability are very powerful. This type of service to other life plans to 2040. Boeing completed in October 2008, the Korean Air Force “next-generation fighter” I ordered 40 contract F-15K. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Liaomeng Hao)