The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) will recommend the Boeing F-15SE fighter as the only candidate for the F-X next-generation fighter procurement project.
DAPA told Korean President Park Geun-hye it will submit the recommendation to the Defense Project Promotion Committee soon, according to Chosun Ilbo.
The decision comes after retired Air Force chiefs pleaded with the government to reconsider and not simply pick the F-15SE because it is the cheapest, since its performance is also poor.
But DAPA claimed the decision was the result of a comprehensive review of the F-X project worth W8.3 trillion (US$1=W1,087). The two other candidate models exceeded the budget.
China and Japan "are introducing or developing their own stealth aircraft. But stealth aircraft aren't all-powerful. We expect radar capable of detecting stealth aircraft to be developed in a few years," a high-level military source said.
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South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) plans to accelerate the development two key missile systems, the Kill Chain and Korean Air and Missile Defence to detect and intercept missiles coming from the North. DAPA Minister Chang Myoung-j was quoted as saying by Yonhap News Agency that he was paying “special attention” to the core weapon system of the Kill Chain besides the personnel needed to operate it
The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has successfully developed an ELINT (electronic intelligence) and image intelligence collection systems, which are installed on F-16s. On December 30, DAPA (the Defense Acquisition Program Administration) said the ELINT collection system ADD developed would be deployed in the military beginning that day, and the image intelligence collection system, completing development that month, would be installed next year, revealing the development completion of those technologies
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South Korea will purchase 40 Lockheed Martin's F-35A stealth fighters from 2018, with an option to buy 20 more later, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) was quoted as saying by Yonhap News. JCS Chairman Choi Yun-hee held a meeting of top commanders to approve the plan to buy the 40 F-35 Block 3s, which are capable of conducting air-to-air and air-to-ground missions with internal carriage and external stations for missiles and bombs
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