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09:04 AM, March 24, 2014
Seoul To Buy Northrop Grumman Global Hawk UAVs Worth $814 Million

South Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on Monday announced its intention to buy Northrop Grumman Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

The UAVs will be deployed to monitor North Korea, the country's arms acquisition agency said.

Seoul plans to buy four Global Hawks for about $814.63 million with the first delivery by 2018, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday.

The acquisition is to be conducted through the U.S. Foreign Minitary Sale (FMS) program, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement.

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