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South Korea requests Apaches and 'Zulu' Cobras

26th September 2012 - 16:25 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The Republic of Korea RoK has requested possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases for the AH-64D Apache and the AH-1Z 'Zulu' Cobra as part of its ongoing Heavy Attack Helicopter (AH-X) programme.
 
According to press releases from the US Defence Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) on 26 September, Korea has requested FMS sales for 36 AH-64D Block III Apaches or 36 Cobras.
 
The two types are being challenged by the Eurocopter EC665 Tiger HAD.

The Apache deal, worth $3.6 billion also includes Hellfire and Stinger missiles as well as training devices, simulators, ground equipment along with contractor engineering, technical

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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