South Korea To Purchase Apache Helicopters | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube






Sun, Apr 21, 2013

South Korea To Purchase Apache Helicopters

Seoul Government Funds 36 Aircraft To Defend Against The North's Rocket Launchers, Hovercraft

The South Korean government has approved an appropriation for the purchase of 36 AH-64E Apache helicopters from Boeing, saying that the helos are needed to neutralize threats from North Korea's multiple rocket launchers and hovercraft that pose a threat to the country's northern islands.

Bell Helicopter and Turkish Aerospace were also in the competition. The price for the Apache helicopters is estimated to be $1.6 billion.

The Korean news site Chosunilbo reports that the Seoul government will take delivery of the aircraft between 2016 and 2018. It says that the purpose is to help balance out the South's deficit in the number of tanks it has compared to the North. It will also give the South all-weather attack capability they do not have with the Cobra helicopters currently in service.

Boeing cut its price for the Apaches after it lost a contract with the South Korean Navy to a European helicopter manufacturer. Technology transfer is also part of the deal with Seoul.

North Korea completed a base last year that places as many as 60 hovercraft about 30 miles from South Korea's Baeknyeong Island.

(Image provided by Boeing)



More News

Airborne Oshkosh24 Day 1: Pelton, Bede Reborn, DeltaHawk Roars, Risen!!!

07.22.24: Piper Aircraft Takes Over, VAA Youth Building, Pelton Int'vw - Part 1 Jack Pelton has been leading EAA for more than a few years and is looking forward to at least three >[...]

Airborne Oshkosh24 Day 3: 2/3 Scale P-38!!, Womenventure 2024, Sonex HW

07.24.24: Extra's Latest, GoAero, Kiddie Pedal Plane Parade, Pelton On Safety We’ve seen some extraordinary homebuilt projects, several of them replicas of historic aircraft,>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.22.24):Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS)

Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) An EFVS is an installed aircraft system which uses an electronic means to provide a display of the forward external scene topography (the natur>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.24)

Aero Linx: Michigan Department of Transportation Aeronautics is an integral part of our transportation system, moving people and goods throughout the world. The airports that suppo>[...]

NTSB Prelim: Lockheed 12

Tailwheel Lock Control Lever Was Found In The Locked Position, But The Locking Tab Mechanism On The Tailwheel Assembly Was Unlocked On June 17, 2024, at 1949 eastern daylight time,>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC