U.S. forces participate in Seoul ADEX 17

An F-35 Lightning II taxis for take-off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 13. The aircraft was on its way to the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition in South Korea.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

PACAF Public Affairs

The United States military will be represented at the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport (Seoul Airbase), Republic of Korea, Oct. 17-22.

Approximately 200 U.S. personnel will facilitate a cross-section of U.S. military aircraft, which are scheduled for static displays and aerial demonstrations, including the F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130J Hercules, B-1B Lancer,

KC-135 Stratotanker, E-3 Sentry, U-2 Dragon Lady, RQ-4 Global Hawk, and the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter, the F-35A Lightning II. Additional displays will include a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon and a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook.

This year ‘s airshow features demonstrations from U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; an A-10 assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, Republic of Korea; and a C-17 with the 15th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The exhibition is an ideal forum to showcase U.S. defense aircraft and equipment, particularly the latest in fifth generation capabilities.

Representing the U.S. Air Force will be Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of Pacific Air Forces. Gen. O’Shaughnessy commands a total force of 46,000 Airmen serving principally in Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam. The general presented the keynote address during the 20th International Aerospace Symposium Oct. 16 at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas Hotel, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul.

The U.S. military is honored to participate in and represent the U.S. at Seoul ADEX 17.

Support to airshows and other regional events allows the U.S. to demonstrate its commitment to the stability and security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, promote standardization and interoperability of equipment, and display capabilities critical to the success of military operations. It also serves to strengthen longstanding military-to-military relations between the U.S., the Republic of Korea and partner nations.

Seoul ADEX 17 is the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind in Northeast Asia, attracting aviation and aerospace professionals, key defense personnel, aviation enthusiasts and the general public alike. The airshow portion of Seoul ADEX 17 is also a premier industry event showcasing the latest in aviation, aerospace, and defense technology. In 2015, Seoul ADEX attracted 386 companies and organizations domestically and internationally from 32 countries.

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