South Korea to acquire 40 F-35 combat jets

South Korea intends to buy 40 Lockheed Martin (LMT) F-35 fighter planes after the government opted for more expensive aircraft but with greater stealth capabilities as it looks to defend the country against North Korea's nuclear threat.

South Korea is due to sign the 8.3T won ($7.8B) deal in 2014 and take delivery of the planes in 2018. The country may also order another 20 jets.

While the choice of the F-35 is not unexpected, it's a disappointment for Boeing (BA) and EADS (EADSF), which had hoped the government would split the deal and order planes from at least two manufacturers.

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  • thomas85225
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    Boeing wanted to Sell the McDonnell F-15Se that still on the drawing board
    the other Fighter that could have been offer, is the International advanced F/A-18 Super Hornet upgrade


    Northrop design and own the right of the F-17 and the F/A-18,
    that is markets as the McDonnell - Northrop after 1997 it the Boeing-McDonnell - Northrop
    Northrop build the center and aft section F/A-18 in at the west complex El Northrop El Segundo next to LAX


    The United State the F-35, F/A-18 , F-16, F-15E are in production The McDonnell F-15SE is still on the drawing board and it’s should be volitions of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (is a set of United States Government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles of ITAR) to export a Stealth Flightier outside the United State
    Boeing already has 110 violations of ITAR
    How can Boeing stock price be increasing on an aircraft that


    does not exist


    F-15SE Silent Eagle
    F-15 SE


    North Korea has
    Fighter aircraft: 484
    Strike aircraft: 194
    Trainer aircraft: 357
    Transport aircraft: ~500
    Other: 82+
    Total: around 1,500
    22 Nov 2013, 01:34 PM Reply Like
  • manfredthree
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    Ponzi Planes. "True Stealth" !
    18 Dec 2013, 06:39 AM Reply Like
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