Boeing moves closer to winning $7.64B South Korean fighter-jet deal

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

The officials managing South Korea's 8.3T won ($7.64B) tender for new fighter aircraft, including the defense minister, have reportedly briefed President Park Geun-hye that Boeing's (BA) F-15 Silent Eagle proposal is the only eligible bid.

Boeing's offer was the only one of three that came in under budget, with the other two being a proposal from Lockheed (LMT) for F-35s and one from the Eurofighter consortium for the Typhoon.

The briefing comes despite 15 former air force chiefs signing a petition opposing the selection of the F-15 due to concerns over its capabilities.

The defense minister is now expected to chair a meeting of the decision-making committee next week.