We now have some concepts on this.
North Korea vs. the F-35 Stealth Fighter (Who Wins? Who Dies?)
Alternatively, the F-35A is perhaps assigned to harmful suppression or destruction of enemy air defenses (SEAD/DEAD) missions. The stealth and onboard jamming capabilities of the F-35 would make it extra survivable than the ROKAF’s 4th era plane in such a job.
The ROKAF, South Korea’s Air Pressure acquired their first F-35A fighter jets in April 2019. The ROKAF hopes to finally purchase forty F-35As and will have ten F-35As by the tip of the yr.
(This primary appeared a number of weeks in the past.)
However how do these plane match into the ROKAF’s present fleet of plane? What function may they play in countering the North Korean KPAF?
The ROKAF already fields a wide range of superior American fighters, together with over 100 KF-16Cs and round 60 F-15Ok Slam Eagles. The KF-16C is absolutely built-in with the American AMRAAM air-to-air missile, which the ROKAF fields within the AIM-120C-5 and AIM-120C-7 variants.
The mixture of the KF-16C and AMRAAM vastly outclasses nearly all of fighters the KPAF can area. The majority of the KPAF fighter fleet is constructed out of MiG-21 variants and the J-7 fighter, which might solely mount short-range infrared air-to-air missiles. KF-16Cs may simply fireplace AMRAAMs, flip round and bug out earlier than the KPAF MiGs lock on, although particular person situations may dictate engagement at shorter ranges.