South Korea is reportedly looking at acquiring 20-60 used Lockheed Martin F-16s from the U.S. to use as gap fillers while it awaits the delivery of fighters to replace worn-out F-4s and F-5s. The proposal follows the decision of the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Agency on March 23 to order 40 Lockheed Martin F-35s, 20 fewer than were required under the F-X Phase 3 program that is intended to replace the old fighters. Deciding on 40 F-35s in November, the South Korean joint chiefs ...
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