PHOTOSTORY: First F-35A stealth fighter jets arrive in South Korea

epa07470011 A handout photo made available on 29 March 2019 by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration shows a US F-35A stealth fighter jet at an unspecified location. Two of the jets were to arrive at an air base in Cheongju, 140 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on the day, part of the 40 that South Korea agreed to buy in a 2014 contract. EPA-EFE/DEFENSE ACQUISITION PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION HANDOUT SOUTH KOREA OUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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A F-35A stealth fighter jet arrives at an air base in Cheongju, South Korea, on the 29 March 2019. It is one of a pair of the jets that South Korea received on the day, part of the 40 that South Korea agreed to buy in a 2014 contract, 10 of which are expected to join this year.

In a 2014 deal, Seoul paid $6.5 billion to get 40 F-35As through 2021.

The two F-35A fighter jets departed from the U.S.’s Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

 

South Korea receives stealth fighter jets from USA

 

Photo: EPA-EFE/YONHAP

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