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South Korea Scrambles Fighter Jets Against Russian Bombers
October 22, 2019

South Korea Scrambles Fighter Jets Against Russian Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Six Russian military aircraft were reportedly intercepted by South Korean fighter jets after they reportedly entered South Korea’s air space identification zone.

South Korea to Procure 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighters
October 21, 2019

South Korea to Procure 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force is expected to begin receiving twenty more F-35 fighter aircraft beginning in 2021.
South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October
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.

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

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

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

First 2 Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea
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.
South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March
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.

South Korea F-35A Pilot Flies First Solo Mission
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.

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

South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Indigenous Long-Range Bunker Buster Cruise Missile
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.
US, South Korea Roll Out 1st ROKAF F-35A Stealth Fighter
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.

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