Mar 25, 2014

Republic of Korea Formally Selects Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

The Republic of Korea has formally announced its decision to procure the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program.
Following a comprehensive evaluation process for their F-X program, the Republic of Korea becomes the third Foreign Military Sales country to procure the F-35, joining Israel and Japan.
The program also currently includes participation from three U.S. military service branches and eight international partner countries. The F-35 will replace the A-10 and F-16 for the U.S. Air Force, the F/A-18 for the U.S. Navy, the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the U.S. Marine Corps.

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