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Re: South Korean F-35
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 08:47:52 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/91650/south-korean-f-35-aircraft-make-public-debut

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South Korean F-35 aircraft make public debut
02 October 2019

A total of four Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) F-35s were displayed at the event, which was held at the Daegu Air Base in North Gyeongsang Province and presided over by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

South Korea has so far received eight of the 40 conventional take-off and landing F-35As its plans to acquire by 2021 as part of a KRW7.3 trillion (USD6.5 billion) deal approved in September 2014.

By the end of 2019, the RoKAF is expected to field 13 of these fighters and is reviewing an option to buy 20 more units, according to the Yonhap News Agency.


The RoKAF’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (background) made its official public debut during the 71th anniversary of South Korea’s Armed Forces Day on 1 October. Source: Jeon Heon-Kyun/AFP/Getty Images


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Re: South Korean F-35
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 01:07:35 PM »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military/south-korea-displays-f-35-stealth-jets-seen-by-the-north-as-a-threat-idUSKBN1WG2J8

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South Korean fighter jets fly patrol over islands disputed by Japan

South Korea’s defense ministry said two of the four jets participating in a patrol flew over the islands.

Japan strongly protested against the flight, one of its foreign ministry officials said on condition of anonymity.

The Japanese official said the islands belonged to Japan historically and under international law and the patrol was unacceptable and deplorable, adding that Japan had asked South Korea not to conduct the flights.

South Korea’s defense ministry said Japan had summoned a South Korean military officer to make its “unfair claims” over the islets.

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The neighbors have been locked in a worsening diplomatic and trade row rooted in wartime history and disagreements over compensation for forced laborers during Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of Korea.