As Kim visits Putin, US approves $5 billion sale of F-35 jets to South Korea
The US State Department on Wednesday approved a $5 billion sale of top-of-the-line F-35 fighter jets to South Korea. The announcement came in the backdrop of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin for a rare summit. The State Department informed Congress that it had green-lit the sale of 25 fighter jets, as well as engines and related equipment, developed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin.
US Greenlights $5 Billion Sale of F-35s to South Korea
The US approved the sale of as many as 25 F-35 fighter jets to South Korea, a major weapons offer to a key regional ally after a summit aimed at expressing unity in the face of China’s growing assertiveness.
US approves US$5b sale of F-35 jets to South Korea
WASHINGTON, Sept 14 — The United States on Wednesday approved a US$5 billion (RM23.4 billion) sale to South Korea of F-35s, top-of-the-line fighter-jets with stealth capacity, as tensions soar with North Korea. The State Department informed Congress that it had given the green light to the sale of 25 of the aircraft made by Lockheed Martin as well as engines and related equipment. The sale “will improve the Republic of Korea’s capability to meet…
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