Korea To Sell Retired F-5A/Bs For $100 Each
17 Aug 2005
South Korea is to sell its F-5A/B fleet at a symbolic price of $100 per unit. The nearly 40-year old F-5A/B jets will be retired from service this month. Korea currently has about 50 F-5A/Bs, half of which are used for educational and demonstrational purposes. The remainder may be offered to foreign nations including Mexico and Poland. The virtual donation is believed to be part of a sales strategy to export KT-1 and T-50 supersonic trainers developed and produced by KAI to the foreign nations.
South Korea acquired 120 F-5A/B fighter jets from the United States in the late 1960s and it was the first supersonic fighter of the Korean Air Force. The US first needs to approve a possible sale. In the past, South Korea also sold F-5A/Bs to the Philipines at $100 per aircraft.
- Korea Times