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Boeing angling to offer South Korea F-15SA variant, but F-15K problems persist

Boeing angling to offer South Korea F-15SA variant, but F-15K problems persist

Boeing's participation in South Korea's FX-III fighter acquisition bidding will likely remain a roller coaster ride.

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South Korea's T-50 Golden Eagle sees increased attention abroad in 2012

South Korea’s T-50 Golden Eagle sees increased attention abroad in 2012

South Korea’s advanced training aircraft, the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle, is increasing its profile internationally in 2012

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North Korea goes retro, developing modern version of V-1 buzz bomb as Unmanned Attack Aircraft

North Korea goes retro, developing modern version of V-1 buzz bomb as Unmanned Attack Aircraft

Kim Jong Un’s turn as nostalgic replacement for his late grandfather, Kim Il-Sung, wasn’t the only bit of “history made new again” to come out of North Korea this week. North Korea has acquired US-made MQM-107 Streaker target drones from the Middle East and is seeking to use them as a basis for an unmanned...

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China's Newest Attack Helo is a Clunker

China’s Newest Attack Helo is a Clunker

China’s PLA has finally started flying the Z19, a close cousin to the chopper used by the United States Coast Guard since 1979.

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F-15K twice as likely to be grounded than other ROK Aircraft

F-15K twice as likely to be grounded than other ROK Aircraft

It has been a rough few months for the F-15 in Asia, losing parts midair and running off runways in Japan, or the up and down roller coaster that has been the F-15 Silent Eagle project (and back on). Now comes word that the F-15K’s unavailability rates are near double that of other ROK fighters, owing...

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Russia's Sukhoi Follows in Boeing's Footsteps, Pulls Out of South Korean Fighter Project

Russia’s Sukhoi Follows in Boeing’s Footsteps, Pulls Out of South Korean Fighter Project

In what was already a bad week for South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA, 방위사업청), Russian aircraft manufacturer , Sukhoi (ОАО “Компания “Сухой”) has dropped out of DAPA’s FX-III fighter acquisition program, after failing to submit an application to attend Monday’s Request for Proposal (RFP) meeting in which DAPA outlined their next generation fighter...

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Boeing backs away from F-15 Silent Eagle development, ROK left hanging

Boeing backs away from F-15 Silent Eagle development, ROK left hanging

Writing about the Republic of Korea’s rapid advancement in military prowess generally points towards the positive, the country having accomplished great leaps in a short span of time, but when this topic veers to that of ROK Air superiority, the current South Korean state of affairs can be lumped in with what has become the...

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How China is Advancing Its Military Reach

How China is Advancing Its Military Reach

China has the largest standing army in the world with 2,285,000 personnel and an annual budget US$114.3 billion. As the US shifts its focus to Asia, Alexander Neill, head of the Asia Security Programme at the Royal United Services Institute, writes about Chinese military advances that challenge regional balances.

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China's new maritime patrol aircraft

China’s new maritime patrol aircraft

Maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) are some of the most valuable and versatile platforms for navies and air forces in the Asia-Pacific region. It has now been confirmed by internet sources that China's indigenous MPA programme has literally taken off. Wilson Chau explores the potential purposes for a Chinese MPA.

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