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South Korea’s F-35A Fighters to Achieve Initial Operating Capability This Month
December 13, 2019

South Korea’s F-35A Fighters to Achieve Initial Operating Capability This Month

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force is expected to declare initial operating capability for its first batch of F-35As on December 17.

South Korea Set to Receive Additional F-35s in 2020 Amid North Korean Complaints
October 21, 2019

South Korea Set to Receive Additional F-35s in 2020 Amid North Korean Complaints

By Ankit Panda
The fighters, a cornerstone of South Korea's aerial strike capabilities, will elevate tensions with North Korea.
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.

US Approves Sale of Air-to-Air Missiles to South Korea
October 18, 2019

US Approves Sale of Air-to-Air Missiles to South Korea

By Ankit Panda
South Korea has been approved to purchase 120 AIM-120C-7/C-8 missiles.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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