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KAI plots KF-21’s first live-fire Meteor launch for 2024

Korea Aerospace Industries’ (KAI’s) KF-21 Boramae fighter is the first non-West European platform to be integrated with MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), and a first live-fire test launch has been planned for early 2024

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USAF B-52Hs pay historic visit to South Korea

A routine Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission by a pair of B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers from the USAF’s 2nd Bomb Wing (BW) provided the backdrop for a historic visit by one of the aircraft to South Korea, marking the first time the veteran ‘BUFF’ had landed in the nation for years

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ADEX 2023: Korean Air readies MALE UAV for production

The Aerospace Business Division of Korean Air showed its new MALE UAV – known variously as the MUAV and later the KUS-FS – at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2023 in South Korea from October 17-22

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ADEX 2023: KAI’s KF-21 Boramae makes public debut in South Korea

Korea Aerospace Industries and South Korea’s Defense Acquisition and Procurement Agency publicly showcased the developmental KF-21 Boramae multi-role fighter at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2023, which was held from October 17-22

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South Korea axes F-35B acquisition plan to grow F-35A fleet?

Seoul has requested a government-to-government Foreign Military Sale for the purchase of 25 fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II fighters has been approved by the US State Department

USAF F-16C/Ds buddy up with ROKAF F-35As over South Korea

In continuing a tradition that dates back more than 20 years, airmen assigned to the USAF’s 8th Fighter Wing in South Korea have once again trained alongside their Republic of Korea Air Force counterparts during a US-ROK buddy squadron event that was held at Cheongju Air Base

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RIAT 23: Saab eyes GlobalEye success in South Korea, France and NATO AEW&C bids

Having facilitated the debut appearance of its GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) from July 14-16, Saab shared its hope for export success for the swing-role platform in its ongoing bids with South Korea and NATO, while eyeing France as a prospective customer when it decides to part ways with its E-3F Sentry fleet

USAF B-1Bs integrate with ROKAF F-35As as bombers return to Guam

For the first time this year, the USAF has deployed an undisclosed number of B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers to Andersen AFB in Guam as part of the latest Bomber Task Force mission to the highly tense Indo-Pacific region

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South Korean F-4E Phantom IIs resume flight operations

The Republic of Korea Air Force has lifted the grounding order on its McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II fleet following a crash on August 12, 2022

South Korean F-4E crashes into the Yellow Sea

A McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II belonging to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has been written off after the fighter/ground attack aircraft crashed into the Yellow Sea during a mission on August 12