The Republic of Korea Air Force has received three additional F-15K Slam Eagle’s on August 20th, 2011, as South Korea continues to bolster their fighter jet arsenal.
The Boeing F-15K Slam Eagle is manufactured by Boeing and left their St. Louis facility for delivery on August 16th, 2011. The fighter jets made a series of stops which entailed going through Palmdale, Calif., Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, before arriving in Korea.
The Republic of Korea is expected to receive a total of F-15K Slam Eagle’s from Boeing. They already took delivery of six F-15K’s in 2010 under the designation of a contract called “Next Fighter II.” Two more fighters were delivered by Boeing in April followed by an additional two in May. Boeing says that eight remaining fighter jets will be delivered through April, 2012.
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