Menu Content


S. Korea to Buy 12 Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawks Helicopters

Write: 2020-12-15 18:54:03Update: 2020-12-15 19:26:36

S. Korea to Buy 12 Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawks Helicopters

Photo : YONHAP News

South Korea has chosen Seahawk helicopters manufactured by a Lockheed Martin affiliate as its next-generation main aircraft for naval operations. 

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA) held a meeting presided over by Defense Minister Suh Wook on Tuesday and approved a plan to introduce 12 Sikorsky MH-60R units by 2025 at the cost of 960 billion won. The arms procurement agency plans to sign a deal with the U.S. firm within this year. 

Dubbed as among the world’s most advanced maritime helicopters, the MH-60R is 19-point-seven meters long and five-point-one meters high and has a maximum speed of 150 knots, or 278 kilometers per hour. 

Meanwhile, DAPA decided to suspend the project of enhancing the Army’s CH-47 helicopters after taking timing, functionality and cost into account. The agency added it will swiftly push for a follow-up project to mitigate the suspension’s impact on military capabilities.

Editor's Pick


This website uses cookies and other technology to enhance quality of service. Continuous usage of the website will be considered as giving consent to the application of such technology and the policy of KBS. For further details >