South Korean media: as of next year, South Korean Air Force will have 26 f35a stealth fighters

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 South Korean media: as of next year, South Korean Air Force will have 26 f35a stealth fighters


BEIJING, Oct. 11, according to KBS, the Korean Air Force will have 26 F-35A stealth fighters by next year.

Reported that the South Korean Air Force 11 in the land, sea and air integrated base in Jilong Tai, Zhongnan, to the National Defense Commission for the State Administration inspection report, said that in 2020 will introduce 13 F-35A, 2021 will introduce 14 additional F-35A stealth fighters.

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It is reported that in March 2019, after two F-35A first arrived in Korea, the ROK has introduced eight F-35A. By the end of 2019, the ROK will also introduce five F-35A.

The F-35A fighter has a maximum flight speed of Mach 1.6 and a combat radius of 1093 km. It is equipped with Joint Guided Attack Weapon (JDAM) and Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) weapons.

Reported that the Korean Air Force not only introduced F-35A fighter aircraft, but also implemented pilots and maintenance personnel education. Eight f-35a pilots and 90 maintenance personnel have completed education courses in the United States. At present, four pilots and 101 maintenance personnel are receiving relevant education in South Korea.

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