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South Korea reboots naval helicopter tender

22nd May 2019 - 09:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) in South Korea reissued an RfP on 2 May in its pursuit of obtaining 12 additional naval helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN).

Contenders in the approximately KRW950 billion ($800 million) competition are required to enter their bids by 16 August, with DAPA set to declare the winner by the end of 2019.

Leonardo’s AW159 had appeared to have an easy avenue to victory in this Maritime Operations Helicopter (MOH) Batch 2 project, since it was the sole bidder under a tender process initiated in June 2018. However, Leonardo’s immediate hopes of

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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