Brad Jones, Boeing’s F-15 systems combat director, said the South Korean government released a request for proposals Jan. 30.
The U.S. military retired the Phantom in 1996.
Lockheed will offer a variation of its C-130J Hercules aircraft for cargo and personnel transport.
The variation will come without a fully automated cargo handling system and underfloor winch, WRWR reported.
Lockheed began producing the Hercules in 1954 and has built more than 2, 300 aircraft for 67 countries.