Boeing Makes Sole Bid for Korean Fighter Jet Contract
Boeing Co. of the United States has turned out to be the sole bidder again for a multi-billion-dollar contract to provide Korea with 20 advanced combat aircraft by 2012, defense industry officials here said Thursday (May 10).
"Boeing is the only company that has submitted a bid proposal as of 3 p.m. today, the deadline for the re-invitation to the open bidding," a spokesman for the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said.
Korea has pushed for the purchase of 20 combat aircraft, in a project estimated at $2.4 billion, in a sequel to a 2002 deal to buy 40 F-15Ks from Boeing by next year.
Boeing was the only company that showed an interested in the second-phase of F-X project in the previous bidding session in April.
Source : Korea Overseas Information Service — Defense Aerospace
Posted : May 10, 2007
Photo: F-15K Slam Eagle