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Negotiations Push Off Fighter Decision Until Next Year

October 30 2012

South Korea

Procurement officials in South Korea say the government is not expected to make a decision on its next combat aircraft purchase until next year, reports the Yonhap News Agency.

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Boeing's F-15SE Silent Eagle and the Eurofighter Typhoon are competing for the program.

The cost of the overall program is estimated at US$7.3 billion for 60 jets.

The Defense Acquisition Procurement Agency (DAPA) earlier this year said it would select a...

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