South Korea may move quickly to order the Lockheed Martin F-35 for its derailed F-X Phase 3 competition for 60 fighters—and yet again, it may not. In a program that has become chaotic and unpredictable even by the standards of fighter acquisitions, a range of outcomes is in the offing. One key question is whether South Korea will change its requirement, and especially whether it will set a hard numerical standard for a high stealth performance, say industry officials. If the country ...

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