FX Next-Generation Fighter
The FX Next-Generation Fighter project requirements include the capability of flying within the Korean defense zone without needing mid-air refueling. Simultaneously, the fighter should be armed with internal cannons with a caliber of 20mm or more, cluster and laser-guided bombs and more than eight air-to-air missiles. The four fighter jets for the FX Project selected by the Defense Ministry in May 1999 include Boeing's F-15E, France's Rafale, Russia's Su-35 and the Eurofighter-2000 design. The four contractors will submit their proposals to South Korea in September 1999 and the successful candidate will be chosen after test flights in June of 2000r. The 4.2 trillion won FX Project has been delayed for years due to the country's budgetary constraints.
Sources and Resources
- "Defense Ministry Unveils Plans for FX Project" FBIS-EAS-1999-0608 : 08 Jun 1999 [Seoul The Korea Times Internet version 0610 GMT 8 Jun 99]
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