South Korea   Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) • Daehan Minguk Gonggun • 대한민국 공군 • 大韓民國空軍
Republic of Korea / South Korea (Taehan-min'guk / Daehanminguk 대한민국 / 大韓民國)

S Korean Air Force  •   •   •   •   •   •   • 
F-15K --- F-16C --- F-16D --- A-50 --- F-4D --- F-4E --- RF-4C --- F-5E --- F-5F --- F-5A --- F-5B --- RF-5A --- Boeing 737 AEW --- P-3C --- A-37B --- T-50 --- T-38A --- HAWK MK.67 --- T-37C --- F-86F --- PC-9 --- KT-1 --- KTX-1 --- AH-1S --- BO-105 --- Hughes-500MD --- C-130H --- C-130H-30 --- H.S.748 --- UH-60P --- S-2A --- Lynx Mk.99 --- H.S.125 --- CN-235M --- CL-601 --- T-103 --- O-2A --- T-41 --- CH-47D --- KA-32T --- KA-32A --- S-92 --- AS-332 --- Mi-172 --- S-64E --- Bell - 212 --- Bell - 412 --- UH-1H --- L-410 --- M-20R --- BK-117B --- ANSAT --- Bell 206B --- SA-365N --- AS-365MB --- A-109C --- AS-350B --- Hughes 369D --- HARPY ---

Russia Pulls Out of S.Korea Fighter Tender

Russia Pulls Out of S.Korea Fighter Tender

Russia's main military aircraft maker has decided not to take part in South Korea’s largest-ever arms tender, for a new fighter aircraft, The Korea Times said on Monday citing the country’s military procurement authorities.

The winner of the FX-III tender will sign a $7.3-billion deal to supply 60 advanced fighter jets with stealth capability for South Korea’s Air Force.

“No Russian firm submitted an application to attend the program’s explanatory session, which was a prerequisite to participate, by the Friday registration deadline,”
a spokesman for South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) told the paper.

DAPA earlier said Russia’s aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi was listed as one of the four contenders for the F-X III project with its Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA stealth multirole fighter, against American manufacturers Boeing, offering the F-15SE Silent Eagle, Lockheed Martin with the F-35 Lightning II and the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS)’s Eurofighter Typhoon.

Saab also filed an application to participate in the tender with its Gripen multirole fighters, but South Korean officials say the aircraft “does not meet many of the Air Force’s requirements.”

Sukhoi pulled out of the race because it had not sought approval from the Russian government and the local trade mission, officials at the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Korea said .

“Both the Russian government and its trade delegations here have yet to receive any proposal from any Russian aviation companies,” a senior Russian trade representative told The Korea Times.

In the early 2000s, Sukhoi lost in the first phase of the tender program, FX-I, largely over concerns about interoperability between the Su-35 fighter it was then offering with South Korea’s existing fleet of mainly U.S.-made aircraft.

Korea has already purchased 60 F-15s from Boeing, which won both the FX-I and II projects in 2002 and 2008.

Source: Moscow, 01 February 2012 - RIA Novosti News (

Photo: Russia's main military aircraft maker has decided not to take part in South Korea’s largest-ever arms tender, for a new stealth multirole fighter aircraft (Photo by Grigoriy Sysoev © RIA Novosti )


T-37C (Black Eagles)
ROK Navy Super Lynx Mk.99
ROKAF Casa CN-235M
ROKAF Cnadair CL-601-3R Challenger
South Korea AF
ROKAF F-86F Sabre


American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News

• First S. Korean A330MRTT lands in Busan for acceptance tests

The first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has landed in Gimhae Air Base in Busan, South Korea for its acceptance...>>

• US Jets To South Korea: North Korea Says It Has Entered ‘State Of War’

The U.S. sent two jets to South Korea on Sunday to help bolster the country against mounting threats from the North. ...>>

• South Korea partly resumes flight of F-16 jets following recent crash

South Korea partly resumed flights of its F-16 fighter jets on Monday after the crash of one plane led to a fleetwide grounding, the Air Force said....>>

• In Response to N. Korean Shells and Toy-Like Drones, S. Korea Dispatches F-15Ks Carrying Cruise Missiles

In the last few days, two low-cost, low-tech drones launched from North Korea crashed on South Korea’s territory. Last week, North Korea fired about 100 shells across the Northern ...>>

• Republic Of Korea Air Force Accepts First C-130J

The Republic of Korea ushered in a new era in air mobility today with the delivery of the country’s first two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at the Lockheed Martin facility here. W...>>

• Is Seoul Underestimating its Fighter Procurement Costs?

While the South Korean F-X Phase 3 program is out for grabs for about two weeks, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and EADS are not rushing to take this opportunity at the lowest cost....>>


 Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,