U.S. to send F-22, F-35A stealth fighter jets to S.Korean air show

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-19 13:30:13|Editor: Zhou Xin
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SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. forces planned to send its F-22 and F-35A stealth fighter jets to a South Korean air show set to be held next month, local media outlets reported Tuesday citing Seoul's defense ministry.

The Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition, called ADEX, for 2017 was slated to be held from Oct. 17 to Oct. 22 at the Seoul Air Base in Seongnam city, south of the capital.

State-of-the-art combat planes will participate in the biennial air show, including F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightening II fighter jets.

The U.S. fighter jets were expected to make a test flight during the show, according to local media reports.

In addition to the fighter jets, the U.S. military will send other aviation assets, including Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) aircraft, A-10 Thunderbolt attack plane, V-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing plane and the Bell 429 helicopter.

South Korea's air force will display F-15K and KF-16 fighter jets, its homegrown T-50 supersonic advanced training plane, KT-1 training jet as well as P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, its indigenous KUH-1 Surion chopper and the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

The biennial Seoul air show, first held in 2009, would bring together about 400 defense companies from over 30 countries.