The South Korean air force plans to choose next year among the Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle, Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning for its F-X Phase 3 program, subject to funding from parliament. The requirement formally places air-to-ground and air-to-air capabilities as equal priorities. But, pressed to nominate a priority, one program official says an excellent strike capability would be valued more highly than an equivalent air-to-air capability. The air force needs ...

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