The third and fourth of 40 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters ordered for the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) arrived at South Korea’s Cheongju Air Base on 15 July, according to a report by the Yonhap News Agency.
Citing the country’s Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) the media outlet said on 16 July that the two fifth-generation fighter aircraft (with tail numbers 007, 008 respectively) landed at their main operational airbase after several stopovers for refuelling following departure from Luke Air Force Base in the US state of Arizona. By the end of the year six more F-35As are expected to arrive in South Korea.
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