Air Platforms

US approves sale of MH-60R helicopters to South Korean navy

07 August 2019

Key Points

  • Washington has approved the potential sale of 12 MH-60R helicopters to South Korea
  • The aircraft will strengthen the service’s anti-submarine and anti-surface capabilities

The US State Department has approved a potential foreign military sale of 12 MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to the South Korean navy.

According to details released by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 7 August, the potential sale has an estimated contract value of USD800 million and includes combat systems and a support package for all 12 airframes.

South Korea has requested for 12 examples of the aircraft type. The airframes will each be installed with the APS-153(V) multi-mode radar, T-700-GE-401C engines, airborne low frequency sonar system, AN/AAS-44C(V) multi-spectral targeting system, and embedded global positioning and inertial navigation systems.

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