Apr 05 2013

F-35 for South Korea: offer much higher than budget

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 10:34 onder Global F35 News

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress March 29 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Korea for 60 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of US$10.8 billion (unit price US$ 180 million, € 138 million). This is about US$ 3.5 billion more, than the budget available in South-Korea. Strong competitor in the South Korean fighter contest will be the Boeing F-15SE. Other competitot is the Eurofighter Typhoon. A final decision will be taken (planning) end of June 2013.

The Government of the Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of (60) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft. Aircraft will be configured with the Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines, and (9) Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines are included as spares. Other aircraft equipment includes:
Electronic Warfare Systems; Command, Control, Communication, Computer and Intelligence/Communication, Navigational and Identification (C4I/CNI); Autonomic Logistics Global Support System (ALGS); Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS); Full Mission Trainer; Weapons Employment Capability, and other Subsystems, Features, and Capabilities; F-35 unique infrared flares; reprogramming center; F-35 Performance Based Logistics. Also included: software Development/integration, aircraft ferry and tanker support, support equipment, tools and test equipment, communication equipment, spares and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documents, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is US$10.8 billion, this is a unit price of US$ 180 million.

Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, press release 5-apr-2013

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