Boeing Makes Sole Bid for Korean Fighter Jet Contract

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

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