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Boeing, EADS hope for split program as Lockheed zeros in on South Korean jet deal

  • Boeing (BA) and EADS (EADSF) are keeping their fingers crossed for a mixed purchase option in a $7.8B auction for South Korean fighter jets.
  • In what is now a long-running saga, BA turned in an under-budget bid in September for F-15s, but concerns over the planes' capabilities ultimately compelled South Korea to restart the auction process.
  • It now appears Lockheed Martin (LMT) is the favorite to win the auction, although the F-35's cost may still mean a split purchase is on the table.
  • A mixed purchase would give BA and EADS some hope of participating in the deal with the advanced F-15 or Eurofighter programs, respectively.
  • The terms of the auction will be settled before a November 27 Joint Chiefs of staff meeting, Reuters says, citing sources.
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  • thomas85225
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    How many more time will this story be ran


    the 15SE is still on the drawing board


    Status: In development see


    the F-15E, F-16 and the Northrop F/A -18 E,F.& G are in production in the USA


    the Russian offer the MIG 31 as a export fighter


    Dassault Mirage 2000



    this site show the export version of the Northrop F/A-18


    Aero India: Boeing's advanced Super Hornet upgrade options



    Korean People's Air Force
    Fighter aircraft: 484
    40 mig 29
    Strike aircraft: 194
    Trainer aircraft: 357
    Transport aircraft: ~500
    Other: 82+
    Total: around 1,500


    there are plenty of use aircraft's in the Arizona boneyard or Northrop could reopen the F-5, T-38 and the f-20 lines


    there still a few Douglas A-4M & N in the world alone with McDonnell super F-4 Phantom with 404 engines


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