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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.

South Korea Signs Deal for 90 Bunker-Buster Cruise Missiles
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.

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

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
South Korea’s DAPA has purportedly initiated the procurement process for 20 more F-35As.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A B-1B bomber flying from Guam joined up with U.S. stealth fighters over Korean skies.
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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Hundreds of U.S. and South Korean aircraft including stealth fighter jets participate in combined air force exercise.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force dispatched two B-1B Lancers for joint drills with Japanese and South Korean military aircraft.

US Clears $140 Million Missile Deal With South Korea
February 07, 2017

US Clears $140 Million Missile Deal With South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force is slated to receive over 100 new U.S.-made air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A first batch of F-16 fighter jets has reportedly been upgraded with new weapons systems.
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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
South Korea is considering procuring 20 more F-35s to enhance its air combat power vis-à-vis the North.

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