Boeing has delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea Air Force.
April 4: Boeing delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) on April 2 at Daegu Air Base.
“Boeing is proud to have worked with the ROKAF to ensure that their F-15Ks included all the capability and power necessary to defend their homeland through 2040 and beyond,” said Roger Besancenez, F-15 Program vice president for Boeing.
Boeing will continue to support the ROKAF fleet through the long-term, affordable Performance Based Logistics (PBL) sustainment contract the company received from the Republic of Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration in February.
The five-year PBL contract brings new opportunities to local industry, beginning with Hyundai Glovis, which is providing in-country logistics handling and supply chain distribution activities.
Korea chose the F-15K over three competitors in June 2002, awarding Boeing a multibillion-dollar contract to supply 40 F-15K Slam Eagle fighter jets. In October 2005, Boeing delivered the first two F-15Ks at the Seoul Air Show. One aircraft was lost on June 7, 2006, for which an attrition replacement was later supplied by Boeing. A follow-on option for 20 further Slam Eagles was placed on April 25, 2008, with the first three aircraft from this tranche arriving at Daegu on September 8, 2010.