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September 18, 2019

South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force will publicly display the F-35A for the first time during Armed Forces Day on October 1.

July 23, 2019

China, Russia Conduct First Ever Joint Strategic Bomber Patrol Flights in Indo-Pacific Region

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan scrambled fighter jets to escort the bombers, while South Korean aircraft fired warning shots against a Russian plane that reportedly violated the country's airspace.
July 17, 2019

2 More Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The F-35A fighter jets landed at a South Korean military base on July 15.

July 11, 2019

North Korea Vows to Respond to South's Deployment of F-35 Stealth Fighters

By Associated Press
North Korea slammed South Korea over its ongoing deployment of high-tech U.S. fighter jets.

April 02, 2019

First 2 Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The F-35A fighter jets landed at a South Korean military base on March 29.

January 17, 2019

South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two aircraft are expected to be operationally deployed in April or May 2019.
July 25, 2018

South Korea F-35A Pilot Flies First Solo Mission

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A pilot took to the skies for the first time this week.

July 17, 2018

2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Enter South Korea’s Air Defense Identification Zone

By Franz-Stefan Gady
South Korea and Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers approaching the air spaces of both countries.

July 12, 2018

South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Indigenous Long-Range Bunker Buster Cruise Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new missile, to be modeled after the Taurus KEPD 350, is to be carried by the KF-X fighter aircraft currently under development.

March 29, 2018

US, South Korea Roll Out 1st ROKAF F-35A Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first of 40 F-35As destined for the South Korean Air Force was rolled out on March 28.

March 14, 2018

South Korea Signs Deal for 90 Bunker-Buster Cruise Missiles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new missiles are intended to enhance the ROK military's long-range, precision-strike capability.
February 22, 2018

South Korea Upgrades KF-16 Fighter Jets With Enhanced Situational Awareness Capability

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Republic of Korea Air Force K-16s will be upgraded with JHMCS II.

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