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Boeing showcases aircraft in South Korea

Oct. 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM   |   Comments

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SEOUL, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Boeing is showcasing its F-15 Silent Eagle fighter jet and AH-6i attack/reconnaissance helicopter at an international exhibition in South Korea.

In addition to military aircraft, Boeing will feature passenger aircraft such as the 787-9. 747-8 and 737 MAX at 2011 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition this week.

"Boeing's presence at the Seoul Air Show underscores our longstanding support for the Republic of Korea's armed forces and our strong relationship with the country's airlines," said Boeing Korea President Pat Gaines.

"I am proud that our partnership with Korea goes back more than 60 years and that we have been able to help advance the competitiveness of Korea's aerospace industry."

Boeing Defense, Space and Security will showcase the next-generation cockpit for the F-15 Silent Eagle multi-role fighter -- the first public showing of the aircraft's cockpit systems. Additionally, there will be a 3-D interactive display of the Silent Eagle's multi-mission capabilities.

The AH-64D Apache combat helicopter, CH-47 Chinook helicopter, 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control "Peace Eye" aircraft and other network-centric systems will round out Boeing's defense products on display, it said.

The show's flying demonstrations will feature the new F-15K Slam Eagle, the most advanced fighter jet in service with the South Korean air force; the U.S. Army's multi-role AH-64D Apache; and the U.S. Air Force's C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft.

The AH-6i and South Korean air force Chinook will be on static display.

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