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South Korea accepts two bids for KF-X fighter

10th March 2015 - 06:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Two companies have submitted bids for South Korea’s US$7.9 billion programme to develop and procure a locally-build fighter.

The project suffered a slight hiccup when the original bidding process was declared void after only Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) lodged a bid before the deadline passed on 9 February 2015.

Procurement regulations require at least two bidders per contract.

After its re-launch on 10 February, however, both KAI and Korean Air submitted bids for the ten-year KF-X development contract with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

The deadline was 24 February.

Both contenders have teamed with foreign partners as is required

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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