South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

20-Jan-2017 Source:

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022.

Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11 AgustaWestland Lynx Mk. 99s and 13 Lynx 99As. They also have 16 P-3 Orions that make up their fixed wing assets, reports Flight Global.


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