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Martin-Baker Mk18 ejection seat for KF-X
South Korea wants critical design review of KF-X by September 2019 According Yonhap News, South Korea has completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of the KF-X fighter and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) plans to achieve critical design review (CDR) by September 2019. "The PDR has been finished successfully to decide whether to proceed to a critical design review (CDR)," Jung...
Pilot error to blame for Black Eagles T-50B crash in Singapore
The T-50B veered off the runway while taking-off to perform on the first day of the Singapore Airshow 2018 The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has completed its investigation into the Black Eagles display team incident in Singapore on Feb. 6 and concluded that pilot error was the cause. “We concluded that the accident was attributed to the pilot’s failure...
Martin-Baker Mk18 ejection seat for KF-X
The Mk18 for KF-X is a similar seat to the one currently in competition for the USAF new trainer jet, the T-X Martin-Baker’s Mk18 ejection seat has been selected by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the KF-X fighter program. The selection of the Mk18 seat continues a long history of partnership between Martin-Baker and KAI, that started with their KT-1, followed...
Impressive photos show Black Eagle T-50B overturned having crashed while taking off at Singapore Airshow 2018
The T-50B skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of runway 1 and caught fire. The pilot sustained light injuries Taken on Feb. 6, 2018 the impressive photos in this post show a Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50B aircraft from Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles display team overturned after having crashed while taking off from Changi...
South Korea could buy 20 more F-35A stealth fighters
In 2014 South Korea formally announced a plan to buy 40 F-35A stealth fighters from Lockheed Martin According to Reuters less than two months after U.S. President Donald Trump announced Seoul would be purchasing billions of dollars in new military equipment, South Korean newspaper Joongang Ilbo says Seoul is preparing to place another order for 20 Lockheed Martin F-35A stealth...
Amid latest North Korea ICBM test, the U.S. depoys its most advanced fighter jets to South Korea
One day after six F-22s arrived at Gwangju Air Base, several local military sources said the F-35A Lightening II as well as the EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft arrived either at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi, or Kunsan Air Base in North Jeolla by Sunday One day after six F-22s arrived at Gwangju Air Base, media reports from South...
ROKAF, JASDF, USMC and USAF aircraft conduct impressive show of force in response to North Korea IRBM launch
Two USAF B-1B Lancer bombers; four USMC F-35B Lightning II fifth-generation advanced fighters; four ROKAF F-15K fighters; and four JASDF F-2 fighter jets executed the mission Taken on Sep. 17, 2017 the impressive pictures in this post feature U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) aircraft joined Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force, JASDF) and Republic of Korea...
Ellsworth B-1Bs take over CBP mission
On Aug. 7, 2017 two B-1Bs from 37th EBS conducted a sequence of bilateral training missions with Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces and performed a pass over the Pilsung Range Six B-1Bs and 350 Airmen with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota, deployed to Andersen AFB, at...
"If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing," Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, PACAF commander In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as a part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies, two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer...
The Lancers have conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets in response to a series of increasingly escalatory actions by North Korea, including a launch of an ICBM on Jul. 3 The interesting clip in this post shows two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam practicing...

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