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21 Dec, 2017 09:37

S. Korea to buy 20 additional F-35 aircraft – report

Seoul plans to buy an additional 20 F-35A stealth fighter aircraft from the US, a South Korean newspaper reported on Thursday. US President Donald Trump announced less than two months ago that Seoul would be spending billions of dollars on new military equipment, Reuters said. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration has established a process for procuring the 20 additional aircraft, the Joongang Ilbo newspaper reported, citing government sources. In 2014, South Korea announced a plan to buy 40 F-35As from American defense contractor Lockheed Martin.