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South Korean Air Force completes deployment of F-35A fighter

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.

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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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