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South Korea in huge defence deal

South Korea has formally opened the bidding for what will be the country's largest defence deal to date.

The government in Seoul is looking to spend $7.3bn (£4.7bn) to buy 60 advanced fighter aircraft.

US companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin and the European aerospace consortium EADS are all in the running.

The BBC's Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul.

  • 19 Jun 2013