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Former Korean air force chiefs prefer F-35 over F-15

  • Boeing (BA) has received a blow in its bid to win an 8.3T won ($7.64B) tender to supply South Korea with new fighter jets after 15 former air chiefs signed a petition opposing the selection of the company's F-15 Silent Eagle due to concerns over its capabilities.
  • The "F-15 SE is still a paper airplane under development based on 1970's models," the petition reportedly says, raising doubts about its effectiveness.
  • Boeing looks to be the only candidate after its proposal met South Korea's budgetary requirements, while those of Lockheed Martin (LMT) and the Eurofighter didn't.
  • "Like the United States and Japan, we need (Lockheed's) F-35s as fifth-generation aircraft," says Kim Hong-rae, who was air force chief of staff from 1994-95. "We can't just choose minicars over sedans because they are cheap."
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  • thomas85225
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    Selling the Northrop- Lockheed F-35 and McDonnell F-15 Silent Eagle, should be a volition of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    12 Sep 2013, 03:27 PM Reply Like
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