South Korea is investigating the possibility of adding stealth jet fighters into its arsenal. They will develop and manufacture as much of their own technology as they are able. The planes should roll off the production lines by 2015.
North Korea’s murderous artillery barrage of Yeonpyeong Island in November has encouraged officials in Seoul to approve developing technology for stealth aircraft.
The possession of stealth aircraft would enable South Korea to develop the military aviation technology of the western nations. The South will also be able to exert psychological pressure on North Korea because stealth technology with enable the South to launch surprise air attacks which North Korea cannot detect via radar.