South Korea multi-billion dollar jet deal expected soon
17 September 2013 Last updated at 03:09 BST
South Korea is expected to finalise a purchase of dozens of fighter jets soon in a multi-billion dollar deal.
The move comes as industry research shows Asia-Pacific countries will outspend the US on defence over the next 10 years.
For more on the region's military spending and strategy, Ali Moore caught up with Paul Burton, an analyst at IHS Jane's, a consultancy firm specialising in defence and security intelligence.