The South Korean air force has managed to derail the selection of the Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle for its F-X Phase 3 fighter requirement, instead pushing for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning but again raising doubts about the openness of the country’s combat aircraft competitions. The decision appears to deprive Boeing of its best chance of sustaining the F-15 production line past 2018, when the last unit is due to be completed for Saudi Arabia. The South Korean order has offered ...

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