MILAVIA > Aviation News Last updated: 17 December 2013
MILAVIA Military Aviation News - MILAVIA Military Aviation News

Korea to Buy 21 More F-15Ks From Boeing

25 Apr 2008

South Korea's arms procurement agency Friday announced a contract to purchase 21 F-15K fighters from The Boeing Company of the United States.

Under the second-phase F-X deal, worth $2.3 billion, the American aircraft giant is to deliver the multi-role fighters to South Korea's Air Force between 2010 and 2012, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said.

South Korea had accepted Boeing's offer to provide one more aircraft to help the Korean Air Force replace an F-15K that crashed in 2006 as part of an offset deal, a DAPA spokesman said.

``Once deployed, the aircraft are expected to make up for the diminishing capabilities of the Air Force's aging fighter jets while also reinforcing our strategic deterrence following the transfer of the wartime operational control of South Korean troops,'' the spokesman said.

The F-X project aims to equip the Air Force with 120 advanced fighters by 2020 to replace its aging F-4 aircraft.

In 2002, Boeing's F-15 Eagle was selected for the 40-plane, $4.2 billion first phase of the F-X fighter modernization program.

The F-15K can fly air-to-ground, air-to-air and air-to-sea missions day or night in any weather. It has a 23,000-pound payload and can fly at a maximum speed of Mach 2.3 with a combat radius of 1,800 kilometers.

South Korea plans to open a bid for the next phase F-X projects aimed at purchasing stealth fighters in 2011.

Meanwhile, the DAPA selected Pratt & Whitney (P&W)'s F-100 engines to power the 21 F-15Ks under a $220 million contract, beating out F110 engines made by General Electric (GE), which won the first-phase contract for 88 engines.

P&W will deliver 46 engines to South Korea under a technology cooperation contract with Samsung Techwin, the spokesman said.

It is rare that an air force selects different engines to power one type of fighter.



2018

16 July 2018 | IHS Jane's

Taiwan commissions first Apache brigade

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) commissioned its first air brigade equipped with Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters on 17 July. The 29 Apache helicopters will be operated by Republic of China Army’s (RoCA’s) 601st Air Cavalry Brigade, which operates under

Read Full Article @ IHS Jane's 

16 July 2018 | Air Forces Monthly

Pakistan T129 ATAK order confirmed

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has confirmed a deal to supply the Pakistan Army with 30 T129 ATAK attack helicopters. The deal had previously been reported on May 24, in a political manifesto from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, released…

Read Full Article @ Air Forces Monthly 

16 July 2018 | Flight Global

FARNBOROUGH: Aero Vodochody unveils F/A-259 for OA-X bid

Aero Vodochody appears to have rebranded a new version of the L-159 advanced jet trainer as the F/A-259 Striker as it makes a late bid for the US Air Force's OA-X close air support programme.

Read Full Article @ Flight Global 

16 July 2018 | Combat Aircraft

UK launches new fighter program

The UK’s leading aerospace industry companies and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have unveiled a next-generation fighter jet concept model on the first day of the Farnborough International Air Show. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson launched the new UK national…Read more ›

Read Full Article @ Combat Aircraft 

15 July 2018 | MILAVIA News

Air Tattoo Celebrates RAF100 In Style

A record crowd of 185,000 people enjoyed a feast of flying as the Royal International Air Tattoo staged international celebrations marking the Royal Air Force's Centenary at RAF Fairford.

In total, 302 aircraft, from 43 air arms representing 30 nations attended the airshow, of which 121 took part in the flying display.

Read Full Article @ MILAVIA News 

14 July 2018 | RAF

Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Saturday round-up

Aircraft displays highlights from Saturday 14th July 2018 at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Read Full Article @ RAF 

14 July 2018 | RAF

RAF receives 20th Atlas transport aircraft

The RAF has taken delivery of the 20th next-generation Atlas transport aircraft.

Read Full Article @ RAF 

13 July 2018 | ACC

Checkered Flag 18-2 takes to the skies at Tyndall

Checkered Flag 18-2, a large force exercise, kicked off at Tyndall July 9, 2018, and will conclude July 20. Checkered Flag is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance the capabilities of Airmen while providing training to rapidly respond to current, real-world conflicts and preparing for the future of air superiority.

Read Full Article @ ACC 

13 July 2018 | USAF News

KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery

The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.

Read Full Article @ USAF News 

11 July 2018 | RAF

RAF100 10th July Parade and Flypast in central London

Some of what was captured on the Mall, in the skies and outside Buckingham Palace on 10th July 2018 for the RAF100 celebrations. 

Read Full Article @ RAF