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South Korea takes FMS route for new MPAs

26th June 2018 - 08:40 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


South Korea has selected the Boeing P-8A Poseidon to meet its requirement for a new maritime patrol aircraft to augment its fleet of 16 P-3C and P-3CK Orions, according to an announcement on 25 June.

The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will gain an unspecified number of aircraft – although is thought to be six in total – for approximately KRW1.9 trillion ($1.71 billion). These aircraft will be delivered in the 2022-23 timeframe.

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement that it had decided ‘to purchase the latest maritime patrol aircraft for conducting patrol, search and

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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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