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U.S. Won't Allow Flight Testing In F-35 For Fighter Competition

June 11 2012

South Korea

South Korea's attempt to assess the performance of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter using simulators has stirred up a small storm, reports Yonhap News (Seoul).

Boeing's F-15SE, Lockheed's F-35 and the EADS Eurofighter are competing for a US$8.5 billion deal to sell 60 combat fighters to South Korea. A decision on the winner is expected in October.

According to South Korean officials, on-site performance tests are scheduled this month for the F-35; in August for the...

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