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ADEX 2019: Korean naval and training helicopters still up in the air

17th October 2019 - 11:04 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Seoul


Two helicopter programmes for South Korea’s military remain unresolved, with no discernible progress or sign of an announcement regarding the Maritime Operations Helicopter Batch 2 (MOH2) or TH-X training helicopter programmes yet.

Shephard has previously reported on both these programmes, but took the opportunity afforded by Seoul ADEX 2019 to speak to three OEMs who are participating in them.

Tackling the MOH2 for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) first, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) had issued an RfP for 12 naval helicopters capable of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare on 14 June 2018, but it was then relaunched last …

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