Procurement: South Korean Secret Weapon

Archives

April 28,2008: South Korea is buying another 21 U.S. F-15E fighting-bombers, for about $110 million each. Designated the F-15K, these aircraft are upgraded a bit from the standard F-15E. The 36 ton, two seat aircraft can carry 11 tons of weapons, and deliver them in any weather, night or day. These days, F-15Es only carry smart bombs and missiles. Eventually, South Korea wants 120 F-15Ks. The first 40 were ordered six years ago, and one was lost in an accident. That's why this order is for 21, and not 20. As long as the aircraft continue to perform well, more orders will follow until 120 are in service. The F-15Ks are replacing 30-40 year old F-4s. Equipped with smart bombs, the F-15K is seen as a decisive weapon in any future war with North Korea.

 


Article Archive

Procurement: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close