NEWS | Oct. 10, 2019

U.S. Forces to Participate in Seoul Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2019

Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

The United States military will be represented at the 2019 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX) at Seoul Airbase, Republic of Korea, Oct. 15-20, 2019.

Seoul ADEX is an airshow and a comprehensive aerospace and defense exhibition featuring ground and naval assets.

Approximately 180 U.S. service members are scheduled to showcase a cross-section of U.S. military aircraft, which are scheduled for static displays and aerial demonstrations, including U.S. Air Force the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotankers, and E-3B Sentry.

The U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue jump team will also participate in Seoul ADEX ’19 and are scheduled to perform a “blended jump” with their Republic of Korea Air Force counterparts.

Other aircraft scheduled to participle in the event include the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon, EA-18G Growler and MH-60 Seahawk; the U.S. Army’s CH-47F Chinook and MQ-1 Predator; and the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey.

“The alliance between the United States and Republic of Korea has secured peace and helped promote democracy for more than six decades,” said Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, 7th Air Force commander. “We have a partnership unlike any other, and showcasing America’s airpower at this year’s Seoul ADEX is a tribute to our continued pledge to promote peace, stability and prosperity on the Korean peninsula.”

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