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South Korea receives first Apaches

30th May 2016 - 09:05 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


South Korea has sped up deployment of its new attack helicopters due to concerns over North Korea’s bellicose military stance, including a fourth nuclear test that occurred in January.

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is no stranger to the Korean Peninsula, having been operated there by the US Army for many years. However, in late May the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) began operating its first AH-64E Apache Guardians too.

Four AH-64E Guardians have now been delivered to an army unit, according to an announcement by the Defense Acquisition Procurement Administration (DAPA) on 27 May.

Four attack helicopters arrived by ship

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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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