Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
Boeing and the US government are urging South Korea to select a 737-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system during a key acquisition meeting this week
Proposals from Boeing, offering the 737 with Northrop Grumman’s Mesa radar, and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), offering the Gulfstream G550 with Elta’s Phalcon radar integrated by US-based DRS Technologies, are being evaluated.
Sources say if the DAPA selects both teams for contract negotiations, IAI will almost certainly win because its business jet-based offer is less expensive.
But the US government is urging the administration to eliminate IAI, saying its team has not provided sufficient technical information and does not fully meet the requirement.
DEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5125 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
Flight Global reports that IAI is expected to receive a mid-June deadline to secure clearance for the U.S. content of its proposal. It is viewed that IAI would be hard-pressed to meet the deadline thus the possibility for a sole-source procurement. http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...tion/177/206702/South+Korea...html
Off-topic, in the same news item, the ROK MoD had decided on a further 20 F-15K that could keep the program open until 2011.