South Korea's first F-15K multirole fighter has left Boeing's final assembly line in St Louis, Missouri for the installation of its engines, avionics and other mission equipment at the site. Dubbed K1, the aircraft is on track to make its first flight next March, with Seoul expected to take delivery of its first two aircraft in October 2005. The South Korean air force will receive 40 F-15Ks, but is believed to be considering a follow-on order for 40 more.


Source: Flight International