US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of AGM-114R1 Hellfire Missiles to South Korea for an estimated cost of $81 million, DSCA announced the certification on March 30, 2015.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested 400 AGM-114R1 Hellfire II Semi-Active Laser Missiles with containers, 100 ATM-114Q Air Training Missiles, and 12 M36E8 Hellfire II Captive Air Training Missiles.
ROK intends to use these Hellfire missiles to supplement its existing missile capability and current weapon inventory. This sale will contribute to the ROK’s force modernization goals and enhance interoperability with U.S. forces. The ROK will use this enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats. The ROK is capable of absorbing and maintaining these missiles in its inventory.
The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation in Orlando, Florida.
Raytheon announced Tuesday that it has signed a $35 million contract to deliver Stinger missiles and air-to-air launchers to the Republic of Korea Army in support of their recent procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters. Under the previously announced foreign military sale, Raytheon will begin deliveries of the Stinger weapon systems in 2017
Airbus Helicopters announced today that it has won $1.5 billion contract to develop two 5-ton class rotorcraft partnering Korea Aerospace Industries to meet South Koreas requirements for its next-generation Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH)
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Northrop Grumman announced Monday that it will begin production of four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Republic of Korea's Air Force. The systems will provide valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions
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Two US' F-16 fighter jets made an emergency landing at a South Korean air base after suspected technical flaws with their fuselage, military officers said today. The F-16 jets landed at Wonju Air Base in Gangwon Province, 132 kilometers south of Seoul, on Thursday while taking part in a shooting training session at a range in the nearby mountain of Taebaek, Yonhap News Agency reported
South Korean Defense Ministry has earmarked nearly 9 trillion won ($8.31 billion) to secure military capabilities from 2016-2020 in a bid to detect and destroy North Koreas nuclear arms and ballistic missiles, The Korea Herald reported Monday
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The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Wednesday that it has approved sale of air-to-ground missiles to Egypt for $57 million. “The US State Department notified Congress on Tuesday of a possible sale to Egypt of AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $57 million,” DSCA said in a statement
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