Menu
Account
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
The two aircraft are expected to be operationally deployed in April or May 2019.
South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March
South Korea F-35A Pilot Flies First Solo Mission
July 25, 2018
South Korea F-35A Pilot Flies First Solo Mission
A Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A pilot took to the skies for the first time this week.
South Korea F-35A Pilot Flies First Solo Mission
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
South Korea and Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers approaching the air spaces of both countries.
2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Enter South Korea’s Air Defense Identification Zone
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
The new missile, to be modeled after the Taurus KEPD 350, is to be carried by the KF-X fighter aircraft currently under development.
South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Indigenous Long-Range Bunker Buster Cruise Missile
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
The first of 40 F-35As destined for the South Korean Air Force was rolled out on March 28.
US, South Korea Roll Out 1st ROKAF F-35A Stealth Fighter
South Korea Signs Deal for 90 Bunker-Buster Cruise Missiles
March 14, 2018
South Korea Signs Deal for 90 Bunker-Buster Cruise Missiles
The new missiles are intended to enhance the ROK military's long-range, precision-strike capability.
South Korea Signs Deal for 90 Bunker-Buster Cruise Missiles
South Korea Upgrades KF-16 Fighter Jets With Enhanced Situational Awareness Capability
February 22, 2018
South Korea Upgrades KF-16 Fighter Jets With Enhanced Situational Awareness Capability
Republic of Korea Air Force K-16s will be upgraded with JHMCS II.
South Korea Upgrades KF-16 Fighter Jets With Enhanced Situational Awareness Capability
South Korea Moves Forward With Plans to Buy 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
December 22, 2017
South Korea Moves Forward With Plans to Buy 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
South Korea’s DAPA has purportedly initiated the procurement process for 20 more F-35As.
South Korea Moves Forward With Plans to Buy 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
US B-1B Bomber Joins US-ROK War Games in Korea
December 07, 2017
US B-1B Bomber Joins US-ROK War Games in Korea
A B-1B bomber flying from Guam joined up with U.S. stealth fighters over Korean skies.
US B-1B Bomber Joins US-ROK War Games in Korea
F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Kick Off Massive US-ROK War Games
December 04, 2017
F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Kick Off Massive US-ROK War Games
Hundreds of U.S. and South Korean aircraft including stealth fighter jets participate in combined air force exercise.
F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Kick Off Massive US-ROK War Games
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
June 21, 2017
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
The U.S. Air Force dispatched two B-1B Lancers for joint drills with Japanese and South Korean military aircraft.
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
US Clears $140 Million Missile Deal With South Korea
February 07, 2017
US Clears $140 Million Missile Deal With South Korea
The Republic of Korea Air Force is slated to receive over 100 new U.S.-made air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles.
US Clears $140 Million Missile Deal With South Korea
South Korea: Upgraded F-16s Capable of Striking Key North Korean Targets
December 22, 2016
South Korea: Upgraded F-16s Capable of Striking Key North Korean Targets
A first batch of F-16 fighter jets has reportedly been upgraded with new weapons systems.
South Korea: Upgraded F-16s Capable of Striking Key North Korean Targets
South Korea Mulling Purchase of 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
September 14, 2016
South Korea Mulling Purchase of 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
South Korea is considering procuring 20 more F-35s to enhance its air combat power vis-à-vis the North.
South Korea Mulling Purchase of 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to South Korea to Deter Pyongyang
February 17, 2016
US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to South Korea to Deter Pyongyang
The U.S. military flew four F-22 aircraft over South Korea amid growing tensions with North Korea.
US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to South Korea to Deter Pyongyang
South Korea's New Fighter Jet: Brought to You by Airbus?
February 05, 2015
South Korea's New Fighter Jet: Brought to You by Airbus?
Korean Air and Airbus have reportedly agreed on a joint bid to develop South Korea's new generation of fighter jets.
South Korea's New Fighter Jet: Brought to You by Airbus?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief