Boeing has signed a memorandum of understanding to build an avionics maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in the Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-do and the city of Yeongcheon, the company announced Monday.
The MRO facility will service avionics components of F-15K Slam Eagles for the Republic of Korea Air Force as part of Boeing’s performance-based logistics program.
The facility will be located in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone, near the Daegu Air Force Base.
Joe Song, vice president of international Business Development Asia-Pacific for Boeing Defense, Space and Security, said the program is expected to increase the company’s presence in the region and support Korea’s development objectives.
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gov. Kim Kwan-yong said the partnership is going to “open new doors for local industry, create more jobs for high-skilled workers and support technological competitiveness” as well as “help attract investment from local and international aerospace companies.”
Boeing delivered F-15K Slam Eagles for the ROKAF fleet in April as part of its PBL program.