Hyundai Glovis to help keep F-15K jets combat-ready

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Hyundai Glovis to help keep F-15K jets combat-ready

Hyundai Glovis, a local logistics service provider, signed a deal with U.S. defense contractor Boeing yesterday to help maintain the operational readiness of Korea’s F-15K multi-role fighters.

The performance-based logistics program calls for Hyundai Glovis to manage inventories of parts and components used by the planes and ensure timely delivery to military maintenance personnel so they can be kept combat-ready.

Under the arrangement, Hyundai Glovis will receive payments for services depending on the performance of the F-15K Slam Eagles in the Korean Air Force.

It also gains access to two military depots where parts will be stored in the country.

“Hyundai Glovis plans to meet Boeing’s PBL [performance-based logistics] contract by making full use of its know-how in the shipping of so-called ‘knockdown automobile kits’ to overseas car assembly lines,” the company said. “The latest deal will allow the company to expand its logistics operations to the military field.”

Korea currently has 60 two-seater F-15Ks that are tasked with air superiority and precision-bombing duties. The planes are derived from F-15E Strike Eagles that are in service with a handful of air forces around the world. Yonhap

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