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Boeing lands 5-year contract for South Korea's F-15K fighter jets support

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Boeing lands 5-year contract for South Korea's F-15K fighter jets support
 
Boeing has received a five-year contract to continue long-term sustainment of the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF) F-15K aircraft, supporting to the fleet’s readiness, the US defense contractor announced today, March 17, 2017.
     
Boeing lands 5 year contract for South Korea s F 15K fighter jets support 640 001An F-15K Slam Eagle from the South Korean air force approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, for mid-air refueling during RED FLAG-Alaska 13-3 Aug. 21, 2013
(Credit: USAF/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos)
     
This approach guarantees materials and technical support required for aircraft maintenance over many years while managing costs,” said Tim Buerk, director, F-15 sustainment in the Far East region and United States. “It also provides opportunities for us to utilize local industry to help maintain and manufacture F-15K components, cutting down on cycle times.

Boeing has been sustaining the ROKAF’s F-15K fleet since 2012.

Hyundai Glovis, a Seoul-based supplier, will partner with Boeing on logistics handling and supply chain distribution in country.

The Republic of Korea Air Force operates a fleet of F-15K Slam Eagles fighter jets. A derivative of the F-15E, the Korean variant features an AAS-42 Infra-red search and track, a customized Tactical Electronics Warfare Suite to reduce weight and increase jamming effectiveness, cockpit compatibility with night vision device, ARC-232 U/VHF radio with Fighter Data Link system, and advanced APG-63(V)1 mechanical-scanned array radar. ROKAF expects the F-15K to be in service until 2060.