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Representatives of the "Sukhoi" and "Rosoboronexport" ignored the air show in Seoul

Representatives of the "Sukhoi" and "Rosoboronexport" ignored the air show in SeoulAt the International Aerospace Exhibition in Seoul in mid-October, 313 exhibitors from 30 countries took part. Most attention was paid to the South Korean tender FX-III for the purchase of 60 fighters in the amount of 7 billion US dollars. Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle, Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-35 are fighting for winning the tender. The exhibition was ignored by representatives of the Russian company Sukhoi and Rosoboronexport, who did not send their representatives. This means that the T-50 fighter PAKFA previously declared as a challenger will not participate in the competition.

According to The Korea Times, most defense procurement administration (DAPA) officials are in favor of acquiring F-35 fighter jets. The newspaper reported that the head of DAPA said that the European fighter Eurofighter Typhoon has no chance of winning, unless “the Europeans come up with a deal that would compensate for the huge US investments and sacrifices they have made to ensure our defense capability over the decades.”

Eurojet has offered South Korea to manufacture under license the 60% of the components and components of the EJ200 engine with which Typhoon fighters are equipped. DAPA officials demonstrated a mock-up of a twin-engine stealth fighter developed under the KF-X program and confirmed that Indonesia plans to participate in this project with 20 financing% of the cost. South Korea is also negotiating with Turkey for cooperation in the creation of a fighter.

The company Northrop Grumman advertised strategic reconnaissance UAV Global Hawk, which in the amount of four vehicles can be purchased by South Korea. The exhibition was attended by representatives of the Israeli companies IAI and Elbit, demonstrating their UAV Neron TP and Hermes 900 along with ground control systems. Elbit has already delivered a Skylark-type mini-UAV to South Korea.

The Korean company KAI for the first time presented the Surion medium multipurpose helicopter (in the photo), created in cooperation with Eurocopter, at an air show. This helicopter is a further development of the French Puma machine, equipped with two turboshaft engines such as T700. The helicopter will have anti-ship and anti-submarine variants. South Korea plans to purchase this type of 245 helicopters, the first production model to be built in the third quarter of next year.

Eurocopter offers South Korea combat helicopters Panther (light class) and Tiger (heavy class). Boeing introduced its lightweight combat helicopter AH-6i. The North Korean missile threat forced South Koreans to explore the possibility of creating a Cheolmae air defense system (figure) in cooperation with Russia. But representatives of the company Lockheed Martin offer South Korea to buy Patriot PAC-2 air defense systems and THAAD anti-missile systems. To ensure missile defense at short range, the Israeli company Rafael offered the Iron Dome anti-missile system (“Iron Dome”).
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  1. svvaulsh
    svvaulsh 31 October 2011 12: 41 New
    Soviet developments ended, the Russian did not start .....?
  2. Vadivak
    Vadivak 31 October 2011 12: 43 New
    Representatives of the "Sukhoi" and "Rosoboronexport" ignored the air show in Seoul

    It’s not worth the hell of making attempts to buy Russian weapons with hostility from the Americans, and the Koreans, taking the insistent advice of the Allies, show considerable caution when purchasing Russian weapons only in small batches.
    ESCANDER 31 October 2011 12: 58 New
    --- "This means that the T-50 PAKFA previously declared as a contender will not participate in the competition."

    Well so how would he participate, if not ready yet?
    Anyway, we need it ourselves.
    Pindostan won’t run away with the Raptor trade. They began to offer Srael only after they realized the design flaws. So, we are waiting for Raptor-2.
  4. Rashid
    Rashid 31 October 2011 13: 00 New
    They did the right thing that they ignored. South Korea will not buy our weapons, and climb with a half-baked T-50 is not worth it, its serial production behind very distant mountains.
  5. подводник
    подводник 31 October 2011 13: 21 New
    I see no reason to "fight in hysterics."
  6. nickname bj
    nickname bj 31 October 2011 14: 18 New
    I think that the military should work and be focused primarily on the domestic market, and exports should be carried out on a residual basis.
  7. stalker
    stalker 31 October 2011 14: 33 New
    if “only Europeans do not come up with a deal that would compensate for the huge investments of the United States and the sacrifices they made to ensure our defense for decades” .- in my opinion, that’s it. And rightly so, that ours did not climb there.
  8. Yves762
    Yves762 31 October 2011 14: 33 New
    South Korea is the puppet state of the puppet type. There was no competition, all supply contracts have already been distributed. “Lose” such a contest to Russia with its own, even completely ready-made samples, and that would be bad advertising ....
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 31 October 2011 14: 52 New
      Correctly say, do the fuck there, since it is known in advance. Nehru on Bozar rummage around without money.
  9. Cochetkov.serzh
    Cochetkov.serzh 31 October 2011 18: 13 New
    T-50 PAKFA should only serve your country! And the newly baked plane and for export .. well, not seriously
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 31 October 2011 19: 52 New
    South Korea’s arms market is wholly owned by the United States and it’s impossible to believe the United States will give Russia such a tidbit. We have to fight for such tenders, but at the moment, our positions have weakened even in the traditional direction of India and China!