DTN News - KOREAN DEFENSE NEWS: Korea To Sign Deal To Buy F-35 Jets By Sept.
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - January 28, 2014: Korea plans to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy 40 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets by the end of September, the nation’s arms procurement agency said Monday.
The price for the stealth aircraft from Lockheed Martin is estimated at 7.4 trillion won.
“Once the Defense Acquisition Program Executive Committee approves the revised purchase plan between February and March, we will push to sign a deal by the end of September after conducting flight tests and negotiations,” said Air Force Brig. Gen. Jung Kwang-sun, director of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration’s (DAPA) aircraft department, at a press briefing.
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by K. V. Seth from reliable sources By Kang Seung-woo - Korea Times
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