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“South Korea wants to twenty additional combat aircraft by means of the threat North Korea’

“South Korea wants to twenty additional combat aircraft by means of the threat North Korea’

Photo: NU.nl/Henk W

South Korea is considering twenty additional aircraft of type Lockheed-Martin F-35 order to increase the chances of the North Korean leadership in the event of war, to be able to switch.

This, military sources Monday, according to the news agency Yonhap said.

The large nuclear test that Friday in North Korea is carried out, the tension on the peninsula raised. South Korean intelligence services warned Monday that the north is at any moment a nuclear test can do.

Military in Seoul pointed out that F-35 stealth jets’ very difficult to trace by luchtafweerradars. Therefore, the F-35’s relatively undisturbed in the action in the well-defended airspace of North Korea.

Leadership

The F-35 is as suitable for command centres of the North Koreans off, and also to the leadership of North Korea to sweep away.

South Korea has already forty of these aircraft ordered. They would be starting in 2018 can be used. The netherlands has the F-35 as the successor chosen the General Dynamics F-16. The netherlands would, in any case, 37 of them.

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