Boeing P8 and Saab Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) are the likely candidates as South Korea today decided to procure six new aircraft to supplement its MPA fleet of 16 P-3C and P-3CK Orion planes in service.
South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) aims to respond to a change in security conditions, including North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) threats, Yonhap reported quoting DAPA’s statement Wednesday.
DAPA however did not disclose the number of planes it would buy and the timeframe for the procurement.
The military also plans to purchase additional PAC-3 Patriot guided missiles from the United States in a Foreign Military Sale manner. "(We) are scheduled to sign a contract in the latter half of this year," said the DAPA.
Once the guided interceptors are deployed, it will significantly improve the ballistic missile defense capabilities for residents in Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi Province and major military facilities in the region, added the DAPA.
South Korea has equipped its KF-16 fighter jets with Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP). The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) had signed a contract with Lockheed Martin in late 2013 for the supply of ATPs,
South Korea's Navy inducted a new guided missile, ‘Daegu which uses a hybrid electric drive propulsion system and has stealth characteristics besides anti-submarine warfare capabilities. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) it is equipped with a towed array sonar system and Hong Sang Eo long-range anti-submarine torpedos
South Korea's Navy will receive seventh Son Won II-class (Type 214) diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, on Friday that is capable of operating underwater for more than 10 days. The Hong Beom-do, is the world's top-level diesel sub that can handle more than 300 underwater targets at the same time and operate underwater for over 10 days without surfacing, Yonhap reports citing the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA)
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South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has deployed Remote Activation Munition System (RAMS) to its defense forces. "The new RAMS is equipment to destroy the enemy's command center and key facilities for use by our troops infiltrating deep into its territory and support the maneuvering of engineering units," the agency was quoted as saying by
Airbus has offered its C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) for the South Korean Navy's MPA requirement which already has Boeing P8 and Saab Swordfish in the race. In February, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) unveiled its plan to sign a deal with an overseas aircraft manufacturer to introduce next-generation maritime patrol aircraft by 2020
Saab, a Swedish defense firm, has offered its Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for South Korean Navys requirement to procure six new aircraft to supplement its MPA fleet of 16 P-3C and P-3CK Orion planes in service. According to Yonhap, Saab argued Wednesday that its Swordfish aircraft is an optimum model for use by South Korea's Navy, which is seeking to bolster its ability to counter North Korea's submarines, some of which are equipped with ballistic missiles
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