Asia Security Watch: Boeing backs away from F-15 Silent Eagle development, ROK left hanging

26.01.12

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F-15E Silent Eagle sensors. Photo via Pakistan Defense and Asia Security Watch.

F-15SE sensors. Photo via Pakistan Defense and Asia Security Watch.

by CRAIG SCANLAN

Writing about the Republic of Korea’s rapid advancement in military prowess generally points towards the positive, the country having accomplished great leaps in a short span of time, but when this topic veers to that of ROK Air superiority, the current South Korean state of affairs can be lumped in with what has become the norm for pro-western Asian countries in the region.

While the ROK remains superior in the air to that of their North Korean brother, their air force currently lags woefully behind that of their naval and army superiority and advances.

The South Korean military had hoped to rely on the U.S. for procuring fighters under their FX-III plan, needing a modern semi-stealth fighter to keep their forces battle-ready in this millennium. Boeing’s proposed F-15 Silent Eagle (F-15 SE) was meant to fill that void with modern sensor arrays, canted tails, and internal weapons bays.

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One Response to “Asia Security Watch: Boeing backs away from F-15 Silent Eagle development, ROK left hanging”

  1. daskro says:

    The same korean author posted weeks ago that the DAPA changed the requirements for the competition making it optional. Why is it surprising that Boeing would present an offering that doesnt have a conformal bay when a conformal bay isn’t required?

    Also big lols at an anonymous lockheed rep stating a F-15SE can’t be delivered by 2016. You know what else can’t be delivered by 2016? a F-35.

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