Sikorsky deposits Leonardo in the field of naval helicopters in South Korea

DAPA, the South Korean Defense Equipment Acquisition and Development Authority, has announced that it has rheld the offer of the American Sikorsky concerning 12 naval helicopters MH-60R to equip its KDX-III destroyers and FFX Batch III frigates from 2025. This is a major turnaround, since until recently, the Italian Leonardo and his AW159 was considered the longest favorite of the competition, having already been selected under the previous program, with eight of its helicopters sold to the South Korean Navy as part of the MOH Batch 1 program in 2012. NH Helicopters' NH90 also failed to establish itself in the market.

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The MH-60R Romeo completely revisits the Sea Hawk to make it a high-performance and very modern platform, carrying the latest generation equipment.

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