Monday, 12 September 2016

South Korea considers procuring 20 more F-35A fighter jets

South Korea is considering the option of procuring 20 additional 5th-generation F-35A fighters to enhance its air combat capabilities in the event of a conflict, military officials said Monday Sept. 12, 2016. The idea of purchasing additional stealth fighters was floated by the military amid escalating nuclear threats posed by North Korea. 
F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing taxi down the flightline at Volk Field, Wis., during Northern Lightning, Aug. 22, 2016
(Credit: USAF/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)
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