South Korea has begun conducting flight tests of the two newly procured F-35A fighters, Air Force officials said Friday.
"We began their flight training exercises in mid-April as scheduled, though the date for their full operational deployment has yet to be decided," an Air Force officer told Yonhap news agency.
The Lockheed Martin fifth-generation fighters were delivered to Seoul during the end of March, this year.
The jets, along with 38 more were a part of a 7.4 trillion won ($6.8 billion) deal signed in 2014 between Washington and Seoul. Close to ten more fighters are expected to be delivered to South Korea in this year, with the remaining jets to be delivered by the end of 2021.
The South Korean MoD on Tuesday approved plans to build three Aegis-equipped destroyers worth 3.9 trillion won (US$3
South Korea has won $1.02 billion to supply Indonesia with three 1,400-ton submarines, according to multiple press reports
Two South Korean firms and government of Philippines will jointly manufacture defense products that includes bulletproof vests, helmets and magazines in Bataan province, north of Manila. A ceremony was organised Friday to mark the construction of factories for the production of defense hardware
Hyundai Heavy Industries has won a concept design order for the South Korean Navy's amphibious assault ship that can base short-take-off-vertical-landing (STOVL) aircraft such as the F-35B. Hyundai Heavy has announced it signed an agreement with the Navy regarding the LPX-II project, the next-generation new versatile large-deck landing ship for STOVL fighter jets
Four more F-35A fighter jets are scheduled to arrive in South Korea later this week at a time when the thaw in relations with the North appears hardening again. The F-35 jets are set to arrive at the 17th Fighter Wing in Cheongju, 140 kilometers south of Seoul, on Thursday, Yonhap News said quoting military sources adding that with the new arrivals the number of the stealth fighters in the country's Air Force will increase to eight
South Korean fighters have fired warning shots, after two Russian TU-95MS bombers and one of its Beriev A-50 AEW&C aircraft, and two Chinese planes “violated the countrys airspace by flying over its east coast on Tuesday. Around 6
The South Korean air force scrambled fighter jets to intercept an unidentified object, flying near the demilitarized zone between its border with North Korea which was later confirmed to be a flock of wild geese. The incident comes after a recent incident where a North Korean boat with four persons on board entered South Korean waters undetected
The South Korean army demonstrated the use of tactical drones utilizing latest technology on Thursday during a session held at Icheon, south of Seoul. The Army presented some 20 drones, which carried out a series of mock combat procedures from reconnaissance to strikes, decontamination and transportation, reports Yonhap news agency
South Korea has bolstered its surveillance after North Korea fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea of Japan on Saturday. "Pyongyang on Saturday fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast," South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff was quoted as saying by AP
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