ROKAF to Receive Boeing F-15K Fighter Aircraft


Boeing has delivered F-15K 47 and F-15K 48 multirole fighter aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) at Daegu Air Base, South Korea.

The F-15K Slam Eagle, an advanced variant of F-15E, is equipped with the latest technological upgrades and is extremely capable, survivable and maintainable.

The service life of the aircraft is planned until 2040, with technology insertions and upgrades throughout its lifecycle.

Six of the new F-15K Slam Eagles are scheduled to participate in an advanced aerial combat training exercise alongside the US Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, US, in early 2012.

The company has delivered the first six of 21 F-15Ks under the next fighter II contract, with the remaining aircraft scheduled to be delivered before April 2012.