Jun 20 2012

S.Korean official says: F-35 gets zero point in flight testing

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 22:55 onder Global F35 News

Defense News reports about the fighter evaluation in South Korea:
South Korea could delay awarding an eight trillion won ($6.9 billion) contract for 60 dvanced fighter planes, the arms procurement agency said June 20 after setting a new deadline for bids.”

But South Korea doesn’t accept a 100% simulator based evaluation (like Norway, The Netherlands, Canada, Japan):
Controversy has erupted over plans to assess the performance of Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter using simulators rather than actual test flights with South Korea’s pilots.”

DAPA commissioner Noh Dae-Rae told Yonhap News Agency in comments confirmed by a spokesman for the agency: “If the U.S. side rejects our request, we will have no choice but to give a zero point in the criteria of flight-testing [of the F-35].”

Read more: Defense News 20-jun-2012 “S. Korea ‘Could Delay’ $6.9B Fighter Competition

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