South Korea’s F-15K Fighter Isn't Your Average Jet

December 29, 2021 Topic: F-15 Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: F-15F-15 Slam EagleMilitarySouth Korean Air ForceROK

South Korea’s F-15K Fighter Isn't Your Average Jet

That’s the mission assigned to the sixty F-15K Slam Eagles in the Republic of Korea Air Force. Based on the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter bomber in U.S. Air Force, the Slam Eagles have souped-up sensors and electronic warfare systems, and now are loaded with bunker-busting cruise missiles to blast open North Korean missile silos.

Sébastien Roblin holds a master’s degree in conflict resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the United States.

This article first appeared in September 2017.

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