South Korean Air Force Receives Additional F-15K Fighter Jets


The South Korean Air Force has received two additional F-15K Slam Eagle fighter jets from Boeing, which are deployed at the South's 11th Fighter Wing in Daegu, Seoul.

The F-15K Slam Eagle is an advanced variant of the combat-proven F-15E Strike Eagle all-weather ground attack strike fighter and has a combat range of 1,800km.

The new fighter jet also features the latest technologies including advanced radars, latest weapons systems and powerful engines.

The two jets are part of the 21 F-15K Slam Eagle fleet ordered in 2008 under the second phase of its fighter jet modernisation project, with deliveries to be completed by 2012.

The additional aircraft brings the total number of the advanced aircraft in the country to 47.