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Korean NSO chief facing probe over F-35 purchase

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posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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National Security Office (NSO) chief Kim Kwan-jin may be facing an investigation over the decision to buy F-35s over the F-15SE. The problem was highlighted by the failure to secure a major technology transfer from Lockheed for the KF-X program.

In 2013 DAPA recommended buying the F-15SE, partly because Boeing signaled a willingness to transfer certain technologies that Lockheed didn't. Those technologies would go into the KF-X program designed to replace the F-4s operated by the Korean air force.

The decision was made to purchase F-35s under the Foreign Military Sales office. It appears that pressure was applied to buy the F-35 in spite of the risk of not getting the technology.

m.koreatimes.co.kr...




posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I hope they end up going back with the SE, if nothing else but to see one of those in the air. That would be impressive to see.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

I'm sure Boeing will be all over this one. It's not a huge sale, but it gives the Eagle line time, and could draw interest from others if Korea gets them.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Already posted, but still just shows the money hungry people doing their thing.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: Crumbles

Missed that one. You wouldn't have a link would you? I'll get this one closed and linked to that one.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The one I posted. It was about the KF-X scandal getting worse.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Thanks, I'll get someone to close this one and link to yours.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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Duplicate thread. Please post all replies to the extant thread.

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