Seoul: The South Korean Air Force has completed the deployment of 40 F-35A radar avoidance fighters, four of which arrived earlier this week, military sources said Thursday.
On Tuesday, four F-35As arrived at the Qingzhou airfield 140 kilometers south of Seoul, ending a long-standing deployment program. Initially, the deployment of 40 jets was scheduled to be completed by last year, according to Yonhap News Agency, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Air Force officers, as the centerpiece of the country’s Air Force, fighters are expected to be more operational and more prepared for potential enemy forces.
Despite such expectations, the Air Force suspended all F-35A because one of them made an emergency landing during a training session earlier this month due to a problem with the aeronautical electronics system.
The F-35A is a variation of the Air Force of fighter aircraft, and the F-35B and F-35C are for maritime carrier-based aircraft and aircraft carrier-based aircraft, respectively.
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