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South Korea doubles the number of purchased F-35 fighters

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South Korea doubles the number of purchased F-35 fighters

South Korea intends to double the number of purchased fifth-generation F-35 fighters, including aircraft for use from the country's first light aircraft carrier. This is reported by the South Korean media.


According to available information, a total of 40 additional F-35 aircraft are planned to be purchased in several stages. Initially, 20 F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing fighters will be purchased. They are planned to be used from a light aircraft carrier, which is scheduled to enter service in the early 2030s. Although the fighters will be stationed on the aircraft carrier, they will belong to the Air Force, not the Navy.

At the second stage, it is planned to purchase 20 more fighters, but this time F-35A, thereby increasing the total number of American fighters to 80 pieces. The first 40 F-35s South Korea purchased in 2014, having received 16 fighters to date. Fully aircraft under the first contract must be delivered by the end of next year.

At the moment, the decision to purchase a second batch of 40 F-35 aircraft has not been approved, this issue will be considered at a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, scheduled for October. Initially, it was planned to purchase only 20 F-35s in the second batch, but in connection with plans to build a light aircraft carrier, it was decided to double their number.

It is assumed that the new contract will be signed in 2021-2022, the supply of aircraft may begin in the middle of the decade.

North Korea has previously condemned the deployment of the F-35 in South Korea. The DPRK has conducted a series of tests of new short-range ballistic missiles. According to experts, weapon aimed in particular at the F-35 base. Last July, Pyongyang threatened to destroy all F-35A arriving in South Korea.
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  1. Asad
    Asad 31 August 2020 15: 42 New
    -2
    Neighbors are seriously arming themselves, it's hard to compete with everyone! But nowhere to go, we will break through!
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 31 August 2020 16: 02 New
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      Quote: ASAD
      Neighbors are seriously arming themselves, it's hard to compete with everyone! But nowhere to go, we will break through!

      RK is neighbors of China, DPRK, Japan, but not ours. request And in general, they are under the umbrella of the United States, they could not spend money on the Armed Forces, they will not receive less when distributing elephants. repeat
      1. pereselenec
        pereselenec 31 August 2020 17: 05 New
        -3
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        RK is neighbors of China, DPRK, Japan, but not ours.

        Comrade Assad, probably identifies himself with the DPRK brothers laughing
        1. Asad
          Asad 31 August 2020 17: 27 New
          +1
          Seven hundred kilometers! Another galaxy!
      2. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 31 August 2020 18: 04 New
        +2
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        And in general they are under the umbrella of the United States,


        So the umbrella became full of holes, otherwise so much money and effort would not have been made ..
  2. antivirus
    antivirus 31 August 2020 15: 46 New
    +2
    scaling the economy - the USA is great, it is specifically promoting its allies
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 31 August 2020 17: 31 New
      +1
      winked That's what the "allies" are for, to pay the rent.
  3. halpat
    halpat 31 August 2020 15: 50 New
    +3
    Quote: ASAD
    Initially, 20 F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing fighters will be purchased. They are planned to be used from a light aircraft carrier ...

    How capaciously and at the same time, the size of the country, South Korea, is indicated.
    :)
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 31 August 2020 15: 57 New
    -6
    The South Caucasus has no chance of fighting off the DPRK in case of war. They'll have 40 penguins or 80. If the US doesn't protect her. And they may not protect. North Korean missiles with thermonuclear warheads have not disappeared anywhere. And throwing allies to striped ears is no stranger to ...
    1. vindigo
      vindigo 31 August 2020 16: 03 New
      +1
      The DPRK is not going to attack. And judging by the buildup of arms and the demands of one party in the government, the South Caucasus will just be the aggressor.
      1. Roman1970_1
        Roman1970_1 1 September 2020 06: 14 New
        -2
        How do you know ?
        Already attacked
        1. vindigo
          vindigo 1 September 2020 09: 42 New
          0
          This is what the Americans say. If you read about the zero stage of the war, there the southerners started this whole mess. Only now all this is being hushed up.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 31 August 2020 16: 04 New
      +4
      Nuclear weapons in South Korea are a matter of time. It is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. And rich countries.
      Just as Japan can assemble nuclear weapons from pre-prepared components at any time, in two or three months, when needed, so South Korea does not clap its ears. Especially having such neighbors.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 31 August 2020 16: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Nuclear weapons in South Korea are a matter of time

        Who supplied them with plutonium? Already ... like the other components? Better to develop plastic surgery ... And microelectronics.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 31 August 2020 16: 22 New
          +2
          They develop everything: from shipbuilding and heavy engineering and
          ending with the most advanced chips.
          And in all this, Korea, we note, is one of the world leaders.
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 31 August 2020 16: 30 New
            -1
            Quote: voyaka uh
            They develop everything: from shipbuilding and heavy engineering and
            ending with the most advanced chips

            It's like that. Maybe they can. Only Seoul is within reach of artillery from the DPRK. And the DPRK's nuclear weapons will not allow the United States to rush to the defense ... IMHO.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 31 August 2020 17: 25 New
              +2
              RK has everything ok with technologies
              South Korea aims to export its nuclear technology, with 80 nuclear reactors slated to export by 2030. For 2014, South Korean companies are building 4 APR-1400 reactors in the United Arab Emirates.

              The first generation of nuclear power units in South Korea were built almost entirely by foreign contractors. Since then, South Korean industry has made significant headway. The Korea Standardized Nuclear Power Plant (KSNP) was developed by local experts. KSNP's design traces back somewhat to the reactors by Combustion Engineering (now Westinghouse Electric Company) as a legacy of past collaboration. Since 1995, nuclear power plants in South Korea have been built using at least 95% of local technologies [6]. Korea plans to become fully self-sufficient in terms of nuclear technology by 2012 [6]. Korea was the first country to open a nuclear safety school [7].
            2. The eye of the crying
              The eye of the crying 31 August 2020 17: 37 New
              +5
              Quote: Mountain Shooter
              Only Seoul is within reach of artillery from the DPRK


              I wonder how long this artillery will live if the batch starts.
              1. Lara Croft
                Lara Croft 31 August 2020 22: 42 New
                +1
                Quote: Eye of the Crying
                Quote: Mountain Shooter
                Only Seoul is within reach of artillery from the DPRK


                I wonder how long this artillery will live if the batch starts.

                Better think about how long the population of the Seoul agglomeration and the entire Republic of Kazakhstan with nuclear power plants built on its territory will live?
                In addition, the KPA has not only long-range cannon and rocket artillery, but also ballistic missiles of different flight ranges, one atmospheric nuclear explosion over Seoul will save its civilians from having to go to work the next day ...
                1. The eye of the crying
                  The eye of the crying 31 August 2020 22: 58 New
                  -1
                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  Better think about how long the population of the Seoul metropolitan area will live


                  I have no doubt that it will live much longer than the artillery shelling it. Although the losses, of course, will be great.

                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  and the entire Republic of Kazakhstan with nuclear power plants built on its territory?


                  Do you think that South Korean nuclear power plants are within reach of artillery fire? If so, why exactly do you think so?

                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  In addition, the KPA has not only long-range cannon and rocket artillery, but also ballistic missiles.


                  Not only with them, think.

                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  one atmospheric nuclear explosion over Seoul


                  ... guarantees the death of Eunwoo and the entire leadership of North Korea. And they will be lucky if they are executed by a court sentence. They may be suicidal fanatics, but I somehow doubt it.
                  1. Lara Croft
                    Lara Croft 31 August 2020 23: 38 New
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                    The eye of the cryingI have no doubt that it will live much longer than the artillery shelling it.

                    why do you think so?
                    provided that the shelling will be not only artillery ...
                    Do you think that South Korean nuclear power plants are within reach of artillery fire? If so, why exactly do you think so?

                    ..you don't read the comments of your opponents ectopically ... I kind of wrote in Russian
                    the KPA has not only long-range cannon and rocket artillery, but also ballistic missiles

                    Not only with them, think

                    Just think, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan do not have the same ballistic missiles as the KPA, and even more so there are no ICBMs, incl. reached by the USA ...
                    Hwaseong-14 (KN-20) is a full-fledged ICBM. The first launch was carried out on July 4, 2017. The rocket reached an altitude of 2802 km with a flight range of 933 km. This means that with a "normal" trajectory "Hwaseong-14" can fly 6,7 thousand km. During the second launch on July 28, an altitude of 3725 km was reached with a range of 998 km, which gives a maximum range of 10,7 thousand km. This result was achieved with the help of RD-250 engines and their RD-251 blocks, obtained from the Ukrainian plant "Yuzhmash". The next step will be the creation of the Hwaseong-15 ICBM with a flight range of 13 thousand km.

                    https://nvo.ng.ru/concepts/2020-04-03/12_1088_korea.html
                    The United States is restraining the ROK missile program ...
                    As reported by South Korean media, the United States has so far left in force the restriction on South Korea, which prohibits Seoul from creating ballistic missiles with a range of more than 800 km. However, it has already become known that the allies continue to discuss the possibility of concessions here too.

                    https://rg.ru/2020/07/29/pochemu-ssha-razreshili-iuzhnoj-koree-ispolzovat-tverdoe-raketnoe-toplivo.html
                    ... guarantees the death of Eunwoo and the entire leadership of North Korea.

                    The DPRK is ready for a retaliatory nuclear strike on its territory for half a century, the entire territory of the DPRK is a mountain range, in which there are so many tunnels and shelters that Switzerland will envy, respectively, the entire military-industrial complex and military base of the DPRK cannot be destroyed with a single blow ...
                    And they will be lucky if they are executed by a court sentence.

                    You're an entertainer. Fanatic TS empirical justice ...
                    They may be suicidal fanatics, but I somehow doubt it.

                    No, they are not brought up on lebiracic values, but from childhood they are ready for self-sacrifice, but the Koreans from the South are definitely not suicidal fanatics of American Empireism to turn into the shadows ... for the sake of the Americans ...
                    1. The eye of the crying
                      The eye of the crying 1 September 2020 00: 03 New
                      -2
                      Quote: Lara Croft
                      Just think, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan do not have the same ballistic missiles as the KPA, and even more so there are no ICBMs, incl. reached by the USA ...


                      Just think, RK is not going to scare the USA.

                      Quote: Lara Croft
                      North Korea is ready for a retaliatory nuclear strike on its territory


                      Quote: Lara Croft
                      the entire military-industrial complex and military base of the DPRK cannot be destroyed with a single blow ...


                      The nickname "Muhammad Said al-Sahaf" would be very suitable for you.

                      Quote: Lara Croft
                      they are brought up on non-lebiratic values, but from childhood they are ready for self-sacrifice


                      You rub this crap on the Korean peasants%)
                      1. Lara Croft
                        Lara Croft 1 September 2020 07: 32 New
                        0
                        The eye of the cryingJust think, RK is not going to scare the USA.

                        Whoever will allow this to the poor (only independent states can frighten the United States, there are no foreign WBs on the territory of the DPRK) this is the prerogative of the DPRK ...
                        The nickname "Muhammad Said al-Sahaf" would be very suitable for you.

                        And you have a "chocolate" eye ...
                        You rub this crap on the Korean peasants%)

                        why .... this is not crap they are rubbed with mother's milk by parents, teachers and special services with powerful desks. apparatus ...
                      2. The eye of the crying
                        The eye of the crying 1 September 2020 10: 07 New
                        -1
                        Quote: Lara Croft
                        And you have a "chocolate" eye ...
                        You rub this crap on the Korean peasants%)

                        what for....


                        So I don't need it either. Because I was talking about the top. The head of which Eun grew up in Switzerland.
                      3. Lara Croft
                        Lara Croft 1 September 2020 19: 54 New
                        0
                        Quote: Eye of the Crying
                        Quote: Lara Croft
                        And you have a "chocolate" eye ...
                        You rub this crap on the Korean peasants%)

                        what for....


                        So I don't need it either. Because I was talking about the top. The head of which Eun grew up in Switzerland.

                        ... he studied there only with his sister ... and sane Swiss did not care whose son he was ...
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 31 August 2020 18: 02 New
        0
        Mostly they have a vigorous reactor to produce weapons-grade plutonium. Or at least a centrifuge. And the Japanese will be very, very opposed. Geographically Seoul is very vulnerable. I will tell you about the PRC, with the world's first economy, if the states are removed from the GDP of prostitutes, lawyers and stamotologists. hi
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 31 August 2020 16: 31 New
    +4
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Especially having such neighbors.

    What kind of neighbors.
    Is S Korea trying to spread its Juche ideology throughout the world. Maybe we threaten South Korea or China is trying to introduce its NPOs in South Korea and Japan?
    Of course, there are historical grievances, economic competition, but no one encroaches on the regimes of Japan or South Korea, which cannot be said in reverse. It was the attempts to remake the North Koreans that forced them to produce nuclear weapons.
  6. A009
    A009 31 August 2020 16: 40 New
    0
    How easy it is for you to make a nuclear bomb "in two or three months." Even in a developed country. Well done if you can, I envy you.
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 31 August 2020 16: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: A009
      How easy it is for you to make a nuclear bomb "in two or three months." Even in a developed country. Well done if you can, I envy you.

      So this is a warrior. He and Ukraine are the center of high-tech and we throw our hats. And South Korea suddenly nuclear weapons. Will create. Only this genius of political thought did not say whether it would be allowed.
      1. A009
        A009 31 August 2020 17: 53 New
        +2
        And minus me, as I understand it for my "hang" so?)))))
        By the way, I gave you a plus sign. Since you are such a great specialist. You deserve it.
    2. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 31 August 2020 17: 10 New
      -1
      Quote: A009
      How easy it is for you to make a nuclear bomb "in two or three months"


      Koreans believe they can make a bomb in six months. YAO is no longer God knows what high-tech.
      1. A009
        A009 31 August 2020 17: 52 New
        +2
        First: half a year is not two months
        Second: as I understand it, you are a very great specialist in nuclear physics, since you boldly assert that "nuclear weapons are no longer God knows what high-tech." I understand correctly?
        1. The eye of the crying
          The eye of the crying 31 August 2020 18: 01 New
          -1
          Quote: A009
          As I understand it, you are a very great specialist in nuclear physics, since you boldly assert that “nuclear weapons are no longer God knows what high-tech.


          In order to assert this, one does not need to be an expert in nuclear physics, radiochemistry, or materials science. It is enough to look at the list of countries that have nuclear weapons and see there such leaders in high technology as Pakistan, India and North Korea.

          Quote: A009
          I understand correctly?


          No.
          1. A009
            A009 1 September 2020 11: 11 New
            0
            You still need to be a specialist if you say something like that!
            1. The eye of the crying
              The eye of the crying 1 September 2020 11: 15 New
              -1
              You need to be a specialist to talk about the details of the production process.
              1. A009
                A009 1 September 2020 11: 20 New
                0
                That's it. And knowing these details, talk about the timing of their implementation. But you, not knowing the details and, probably, the general device, for example, a plutonium charge, boldly talk about the timing. For 2 months.
                Remind me, please, how much time, according to the US Commission, is needed to resume the production of weapons-grade plutonium, again in the US ????
                1. The eye of the crying
                  The eye of the crying 1 September 2020 11: 23 New
                  -1
                  Quote: A009
                  And knowing these details, talk about the timing of their implementation.


                  A professor at Seoul University spoke about the implementation period of 6 months. Specializing in nuclear engineering, EMNIP. I think he knows the details.

                  Quote: A009
                  For 2 months.


                  This is for Voyaka.
                  1. A009
                    A009 1 September 2020 11: 26 New
                    0
                    Your truth.
        2. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 31 August 2020 18: 06 New
          0
          Quote: A009
          boldly assert that "YAO is no longer God knows what high-tech."

          Seriously? In 1945, nuclear weapons were used for the first time, 75 years ago. What kind of hi-tech is there. Pakistan has had nuclear weapons for more than 20 years already. Technologies for the production of nuclear weapons have long been known to everyone who wants it.
          1. forest1
            forest1 31 August 2020 18: 49 New
            -1
            Well, not everyone who wants to. At least who have nuclear rectors. And who debugged the technology for producing plutonium, or enriching uranium to weapons grade. Well, in Korea, there is no doubt that everyone knows how to do this. In principle, quite a lot of plutonium is produced even in power reactors in short cycles. It is only necessary to have time to isolate and enrich it to weapon purity. By and large, the whole secret of reactors is in the technology itself and in the materials. The physics of the process and structures are described in any publicly available textbook on this topic. But materials and technologies themselves are a big state secret in any country.
    3. Nestor
      Nestor 31 August 2020 21: 41 New
      0
      They ask us in Kharkov for 1,2 yards of evergreens and 8 months
  • voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 31 August 2020 15: 58 New
    -1
    The aircraft carrier will be like this:
  • Kushka
    Kushka 31 August 2020 16: 02 New
    +1
    51 million people in the South Caucasus, this is the population of one Chinese city.
    Apparently we are not talking about China.
    1. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 31 August 2020 17: 07 New
      -2
      Quote: Kushka
      51 million people in the South Caucasus, this is the population of one Chinese city.


      What kind of city is this?
      1. Kushka
        Kushka 31 August 2020 17: 14 New
        0
        Malekho bent. Chongqing -34 million
        But in 2013 it was 15, I think they will get to 50 quickly,
        so do not judge strictly.
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 31 August 2020 20: 29 New
        +2
        "in China, a village of less than 1 million people is not considered a city" - an acquaintance from a trip in 2001 brought
  • rocket757
    rocket757 31 August 2020 16: 28 New
    +1
    Ну и что?
    I will not offer sales, help North Korea to get hold of modern weapons ...
    1. Husit
      Husit 31 August 2020 16: 48 New
      -3
      Quote: rocket757
      Ну и что?
      I will not offer sales, help North Korea to get hold of modern weapons ...

      Yes, the DPRK, in general, can protect themselves, you will not scare the AUGmi and these expensive fighters .. If Russia will tell you how to deal with them, if they turn up! Here, most likely, the United States simply shoots up these raw cars to at least part of the trillion development and creation ..
  • Husit
    Husit 31 August 2020 16: 37 New
    -7
    All the same, the Amers are shaking off these "miracle cars" .. And Israel no longer accepts these gifts, even for free ..))))
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 31 August 2020 16: 48 New
      +1
      How does it not accept ??? belay
      We will have more than South Korea - 100 pieces. Everything goes according to plan.
      Now 22. We are waiting for 4 more before the end of the year.
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 31 August 2020 16: 59 New
        -1
        Warrior, I wish you to buy 1000 F35! lol You are rich for now. ...
        1. Cyril G ...
          Cyril G ... 31 August 2020 18: 09 New
          +5
          Quote: Thrifty
          Warrior, I wish you to buy 1000 F35!


          See how the F-35 is purchased by Israel. Rather, at whose expense.
  • Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 31 August 2020 18: 04 New
    0
    Buy, buy targets for training ... https: //zen.yandex.ru/media/survival_task/rossiiskie-injenery-sovershili-proryv-sozdan-pervyi-v-mire-rofarradar-5f4c9b5f8997d74f2257ed46? & Utm_campaign =
  • Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 31 August 2020 20: 22 New
    +1
    It is logical. The shaved ones refused to purchase this flightless, which means that the small slaves are obliged to compensate.
    1. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 31 August 2020 20: 36 New
      -2
      They didn't refuse.