Tag: Republic of Korea Air Force

388th and 419th FWs Conduct The F-35's First Elephant Walk Exercise
The U.S. intends to start rotating the F-16s in South Korea with F-35A stealth fighters starting from early next year. The Chosun Ilbo says the U.S. intends to start rotating the F-16s in South Korea with F-35A stealth fighters starting from early next year. The Republic of Korea Air Force...
China releases Video of Last July joint Bomber Patrol with Russia that Violated South Korea KADIZ
ROKAF fighters fired more than 300 warning shots at a Russian Beriev A-50 AEW&C aircraft that had twice violated the South Korea airspace. China has released the video of joint bomber patrol conducted with Russia on Jul. 23, 2019 above a small, disputed island off the coast of South Korea and Japan. As we have...
ROKAF F-15 and F-16 Fighter Jets Fire more than 300 Warning Shots at Russian A-50 AEW&C Aircraft
ROKAF pilots sent out 30 warnings to the A-50 but received no response. On Jul. 23, 2019 warplanes from four countries faced off in a chaotic and unprecedented confrontation above a small, disputed island off the coast of South Korea and Japan. As reported by CNN, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of...
Argentina Selects KAI FA-50 as Interim Fighter
A senior FAA officer with direct knowledge of the planned procurement said he expects the government to sign off on the planned FA-50 procurement “in the near future”, with deliveries to commence shortly after. Jane’s reports that Argentine has selected the Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 as its new interim fighter. A senior...
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...

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