20 F-16s due at Kunsan this week in aircraft swap
SEOUL — Kunsan Air Base officials are expecting about 20 F-16s to arrive this week as part of an aircraft swap with Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, according to a press release.
Under the Common Configuration Implementation Program, Kunsan is receiving upgraded Block 40 F-16s that will “increase our combat capability and readiness,” according to the release.
In return, Kunsan will send its older Block 30 F-16s to Alaska, where they will be used to portray “aggressor aircraft” for combat training.
“This aircraft swapout brings Kunsan’s fleet up to date with the latest F-16 upgrades and allows Eielson to quickly transition to their new aggressor mission,” according to the release.
The planes are to arrive between Wednesday and Friday.