South Korea resets Fighter Jet bidding

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Unread post20 Aug 2019, 18:19

Yeah, CAS/TAS/Mach changes with altitude can trip up a LOT of people.
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Unread post02 Oct 2019, 09:31

S. Korea celebrates 71st Armed Forces Day, showcases F-35A jets to public for first time
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Unread post10 Oct 2019, 18:39

South Korea to buy 20 more F-35 jets [20 Apr '18 viewtopic.php?f=58&t=24682&p=393103&hilit=probe#p393103 ]
10 Oct 2019 Jeff Jeong

"SEOUL — South Korea will begin the second phase of its plan to acquire stealthy fighter jets, code-named F-X III, by acquiring 20 more F-35s, the country’s arms procurement agency has confirmed. The Asian economic power had ordered 40 F-35As for Air Force operations under a 2014 deal worth about $6.4 billion, with the delivery of the fifth-generation fighters starting earlier this year. “The government is preparing to launch the second phase of the F-X III in 2021 for the five years to come,” the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, said in a report to the National Assembly on Oct. 7. About $3.3 billion will go toward buying the additional Lockheed Martin-made aircraft, the report noted.

Which F-35 variant is under consideration has been a point of debate here, though multiple defense sources say the government will buy the F-35A rather than the "B" variant because of the former’s short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing capability. The STOVL ability allows the aircraft to take off and land from South Korea’s new large-deck landing ship planned for deployment in the 2030s. “The state-funded Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, or KIDA, has concluded a study on the additional acquisition of F-35 aircraft, and the study is to suggest the introduction of more F-35As be more feasible,” a source at the Ministry of National Defense told Defense News on the condition of anonymity.

In July, the South Korean military approved a plan to construct a carrier-type landing platform helicopter ship as part of its long-term force buildup plan. The new vessel is to be refit [? not appropriate word] to displace 30,000 tons, double the capacity of the previous two types with 14,500 tons of displacement. “There are two issues [with getting] the F-35B. First, it’s more expensive than the conventional-takeoff-and-landing version. Second, the deployment of a carrier-type landing ship is far away from now,” the source said....

...The F-35A can fly at a top speed of Mach 1.8 [hubbahubba we have a MEME or is it a miniMEME] and carry top-of-the-line weapons systems such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition...."

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Unread post10 Oct 2019, 20:07

Perhaps this is why South Korea is not buying F-35Bs. IF graphics correct then conventional carriers are on the horizon?
These are the two aircraft carrier designs South Korea is considering
11 Oct 2019 ALERT5

"Two aircraft carrier solutions are being studied by South Korea’s military. The first is a 70,000 ton design that can carry 32 fighters along with 8 helicopters while the second design is 40,000 with 12 fighters and 8 helicopters. The bigger ship will require nearly 1400 personnel to operate while the smaller vessel requires halve the manpower."

Graphic: "Choi Jae-sung’s office" https://thumb.mt.co.kr/06/2019/10/20191 ... 4381_1.jpg


Source: http://alert5.com/2019/10/11/these-are- ... more-78567
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