Image 1: F-15 Silent Eagle concept (Image Credit: Inhance Digital/Boeing)
Due to the very positive feedback from the of Canada and the F-35 article, I decided to continue to publish extensive articles regarding the F-35 and its export opportunities. Many viewers noted the length of the Canada and the F-35 article was a bit overwhelming but enjoyed the extensive analysis. Hence, this article will be released in multiple parts. If you have any further thoughts or concerns, feel free to let me know in the comments.
About the series:
The South Korean F-X phase III competition is arguably the most important export opportunity for the F-35 in the near term. The contenders for the 60 aircraft contract include the F-35A, F-15SE, and Eurofighter Typhoon. The series will seek to determine which aircraft best fulfills the requirements set by Korea and the series will extensively compare the F-15SE and F-35A. The Eurofighter will be addressed in the article to an extent but the chances of the Eurofighter winning the F-X III contract is nearly non-existent. The Eurofighter Typhoon is, in my opinion, "the best" 4.5 generation fighter currently in production. However, The Korean Government has historically shown a strong bias towards American military equipment and the Eurofighter is frankly outclassed by both the F-35 and F-15SE in numerous performance based criteria. Thus, the primary focus of the series will be the F-35A and F-15SE.
Due to the extensive research time required for each part of the series, it may take more than a week to publish the first part; Thank you for your continued patience. As an added note, some of the aforementioned updates originally planned for the Canada and the F-35 article will be featured in this article instead due to the overlap in material.