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South Korea buys second batch of Apache AH-64E attack helicopters

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The Ministry of Defense of South Korea has decided to purchase a batch of foreign-made attack helicopters. According to janes.com, the purchase will be carried out as part of the Large Attack Helicopter Project.


In total, within the framework of the second stage of this program, it is planned to purchase 36 foreign-made attack helicopters. Although the Defense Procurement Programs Administration (DAPA) of South Korea said that the new attack helicopter will be selected during the tender, it is very likely that the choice will again fall on the American AH-64E Apache, since 36 American helicopters have already been purchased in the first stage.

The new helicopter will replace the outdated Bell AH-1S helicopters in the South Korean army. The procurement, which, in addition to helicopters, should include equipment, as well as pilot training and maintenance, has been allocated $ 2,81 billion.

It is noted that during the first stage of the Large Attack Helicopter Project, $ 36 billion was allocated for the purchase of 64 AH-1,6E Apache. The South Korean Defense Ministry said that the difference in funds allocated for the first and second part of the program is due to "inflation" and the need to purchase additional equipment.

The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter was adopted by the US Army in 1984 and is by far the most widely used attack helicopter in the world. The helicopter is in service with the armies of the United States, Japan, Israel, Egypt, the Netherlands, South Korea and many other countries.
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  1. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev April 3 2021 14: 35
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    But. Almost 80 million overboard. We supply Su-35 to Egypt 100 million each. The striped ones of their allies "warm" well)
    1. Sergey985
      Sergey985 April 3 2021 14: 43
      +6
      This amount is likely to include all kinds of maintenance equipment, ammunition, training of flight and technical personnel.
      1. Konstantin Gogolev
        Konstantin Gogolev April 3 2021 14: 49
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        It is clear that "full stuffing". But we also do not supply "dryers" in Armenian (without missiles). The difference in the class of equipment is decent. And the price is almost on par.
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 April 3 2021 14: 57
          +1
          Quote: Konstantin Gogolev
          The difference in the class of equipment is decent. And the price is almost on par.

          Monopoly position implies monopoly prices ...
          That's why he was a vassal, what a gesheft to get from him ...
          And who else can R. Korea offer ..? The European Tiger ... Russia and the PRC are past the box office ...
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft April 3 2021 16: 38
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            Quote: Doccor18
            And who else can R. Korea offer ..? The European Tiger ... Russia and the PRC are past the box office ...

            Why is the RF past?
            1. Doccor18
              Doccor18 April 3 2021 16: 58
              +1
              I believe that the Ka-52M and Mi-28NM have no chance in the Korean tender, because the interests of politics, in this case, will stifle economic and military interests ...
              1. 210ox
                210ox April 3 2021 17: 43
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                Yes, even that's not the point. The capabilities and armament of the Apache are somewhat superior to our machines.
            2. Piramidon
              Piramidon April 3 2021 17: 47
              +1
              Quote: Lara Croft
              Why is the RF past?

              And who will allow them to buy weapons from the Russian Federation?
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi April 3 2021 16: 16
      +2
      Quote: Konstantin Gogolev
      But. Almost 80 million overboard. We supply Su-35 to Egypt 100 million each. The striped ones of their allies "warm" well)

      Wages are different.
    3. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 3 2021 17: 14
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      Quote: Konstantin Gogolev
      But. Almost 80 million overboard ...

      For amers, converting early versions to E costs almost 25; /https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/military/article/16539025/army-orders-117-rebuilt-ah64e-apache-attack-helicopters-in-9226-million-deal / if I'm not mistaken then built from scratch costs 40 and of course a full mince of accompaniment ... parasites know how to bargain
    4. mvg
      mvg April 3 2021 22: 00
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      We supply Su-35 to Egypt 100 million each

      No official data, other than blogging photos of 5 fighters and a pre-signed contract in 2018. The first 2 aircraft were supposed to be back in 2020 .. not a single satellite photo from the Egyptian airbase.
      After the US threatened with sanctions - silence. At the same time, Ebipet exploits the Apache, produces Abrams, diesel-electric submarines, project 209, French corvettes and UDC. And it has chances for the F-35 .. is it worth taking an example from Turkey and spoiling relations with the KSA, the UAE, the USA and the EU
      1. Konstantin Gogolev
        Konstantin Gogolev April 3 2021 23: 04
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        It will be sad - we are losing credibility, money.
        So we will put ourselves in the army. Let's just shaman under the basic model.
        1. mvg
          mvg April 4 2021 16: 07
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          Let's just shaman under the basic model

          Again, how to gently hurt your feelings ... Some samples of export goods are superior to the originals (for our army), for example, the Iraqi T-90S is more interesting than the T-90A Vladimir. On the basis of the Su-30MKI, the Su-30SM was created, the same 1143.5 Vikramaditya is more interesting than Kuznetsov, since it was modernized as a clean aircraft carrier with normal air defense. Corvettes 11356 are also equipped with Barak-8, clearly more interesting than the standard air defense of Petrel Shtil-1, in general there are options, especially because of the sanctions on export products, you can stick French radars, matrices, optics, etc.
  2. knn54
    knn54 April 3 2021 14: 37
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    Well, how not to buy from a "security guarantor" ...
    1. 210ox
      210ox April 3 2021 16: 59
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      What does it have to do with it. Apache is a time-tested, reliable car. With a full minced meat of modern avionics.
      1. knn54
        knn54 April 3 2021 19: 00
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        Dmitry, European "competitors" are slightly weaker than APACH in their performance characteristics. And the prices are much lower.
        It's just that the Yankees will NEVER give up such a buyer.
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 3 2021 14: 52
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    Well, you've got a couple of helicopter regiments, and who are you planning to scare?
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 3 2021 15: 06
      +4
      To scare - not to scare, and the force against North Korean armored vehicles is serious ... The standard military air defense of the DPRK will be powerless against these "birds" ...
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft April 3 2021 17: 01
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        Quote: Doccor18
        the force against North Korean armored vehicles is serious ...

        AA attack helicopters are serious for any armored vehicles, only in the first echelon of the KPA troops there are three Infantry Corps and one Artillery Corps at the demarcation line, the main mobile formations of the KPA are in the second echelon ...
        The standard military air defense of the DPRK will be powerless against these "birds" ...

        In terms of the number of guns FOR the KPA, only the PLA is probably inferior, for the fight with low-flying or high-speed group targets of the KPA, both FOR and a short-range air defense system will be enough ...
        And in the defense zone of Pyongyang, where the second echelon of troops is located and where most of the mechanized and tank formations and formations are concentrated, the KPA has up to 85-90% of all forces, both object and military air defense ...
        So your "birds" can be used in defense or at the final stage of the defeat of the KPA ... which will never happen ...
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 April 3 2021 17: 38
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          Quote: Lara Croft
          So your "birds" ...

          First, they are not mine.
          Secondly, UR missiles with a range of 8-10 km. will allow not to enter the zone of operation of the numerous anti-aircraft artillery of the northerners.
          Thirdly, no one spoke about a massive offensive "to the north."
          Fourthly, in the event of this hypothetical offensive, the object air defense will have enough work, to put it mildly ... There will be no time for helicopters.
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft April 3 2021 17: 54
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            Quote: Doccor18
            Secondly, UR missiles with a range of 8-10 km. will allow not to enter the zone of operation of the numerous anti-aircraft artillery of the northerners.

            The depth of defense of the first echelon of the KPA troops is more than a hundred kilometers. and ZRV and RTV KPA will not be indifferent to the invasion of enemy aircraft into the country of "Morning Freshness" ....
            in the event of this hypothetical offensive, the object air defense will have enough work, to put it mildly ... There will be no time for helicopters.

            So I say, in the event of an invasion by the KPA in Yu.K. not up to the tanks of the famous 105th Seoul TD KPA ..., fires in the Seoul conglomeration and accidents at South Korean nuclear power plants, clogged roads with civilian vehicles moving to the South, sabotage in ports and airports, traction electrical substations, thermal power plants and gas distribution stations, overcrowded burns centers Yu.K. etc. etc.
        2. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik April 3 2021 17: 56
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          South Korea is armed with Spike NLOS, with a confirmed range of 32 km from a helicopter. At this range, no air defense system will be able to detect and hit the helicopter. Only AWACS and fighters are dangerous.
          The relief of Korea is mainly mountains, where helicopters can cross the border unnoticed using radio shades.
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft April 3 2021 18: 19
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            Quote: OgnennyiKotik
            South Korea is armed with Spike NLOS, with a confirmed range of 32 km from a helicopter.

            Well, the tank formation and mechanized formations of the KPA are located several hundred kilometers from the border with the South Caucasus. in the second echelon ...
            At this range, no air defense system will be able to detect and hit the helicopter.

            Don't talk nonsense, are you trying to prove to me that the KPA has no radar capable of detecting aircraft at a distance of 32 km?
            The relief of Korea is mainly mountains, where helicopters can cross unnoticed using radio shades.

            Tell this to the helicopter pilots and pilots who fought in Afghanistan and the sky of the SAR ...
            1. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik April 3 2021 18: 33
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              Quote: Lara Croft
              Don't talk nonsense, are you trying to prove to me that the KPA has no radar capable of detecting aircraft at a distance of 32 km?

              I'm not trying, it's just a fact. The range of direct radio visibility of a radar target located at an altitude of 10 meters, a target flying at an altitude of 20 meters, is 31,5 km. This is the ultimate theoretical data; in reality, the radar will be able to detect and identify the target, at best at 2/3 of the range.
              Quote: Lara Croft
              Tell this to the helicopter pilots and pilots who fought in Afghanistan and the sky of the SAR

              They talk about it themselves. They fly by without problems, there are a lot of examples of crossing the Afghan-Pakistani border. The fact that they are satisfied with ambushes, so it is not necessary to fly the same routes.
          2. Dread
            Dread April 3 2021 19: 59
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            Quote: OgnennyiKotik
            South Korea is armed with Spike NLOS, with a confirmed range of 32 km from a helicopter. At this range, no air defense system will be able to detect and hit the helicopter. Only AWACS and fighters are dangerous.

            OgnennyiKotik, Pantsir-type air defense systems will detect and hit Spike NLOS at a shorter range, but it is guaranteed to strike at a distance of at least D = 3,6 km. The DPRK army is armed with air defense systems of this class, and most likely - the Pantsiri-C1 themselves from Iran.
  4. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 3 2021 15: 04
    -5
    In general, did we give combat aircraft for palm oil? Who is guilty?
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 3 2021 15: 09
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      Holuay - you are to blame! lol You are not in the General Staff, and in the Ministry of Defense of the country, and there is a mess without you. crying lol Now we will sell the equipment exclusively for tomatoes lol -Does it suit you? ?? lol
    2. FIR FIR
      FIR FIR April 3 2021 15: 21
      +1
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      combat aircraft were given for palm oil

      Better, of course, for oil and gold, for any natural resources. China as an example. For consumer goods, he bought up mineral resources from a quarter of the world.
  5. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 3 2021 15: 06
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    As for South Korea, this is a strong strengthening. The United States has built high-tech and strong armies around China
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 3 2021 15: 21
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      Holuay is not in the interests of the United States to upset the balance of power in that region. The armies were created there with some help from the Yankees, but by the leadership of this or that country!
    2. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft April 3 2021 16: 47
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      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      As for South Korea, this is a strong strengthening.

      Commander of the United States forces in Yu.K. always asked to strengthen the AP with attack helicopters, well, here's SV Yu.K. helicopters and strengthened at the expense of South Korean taxpayers, the US Armed Forces in Yu.K. and VS Yu.K. all the same, they are united into a single grouping of troops.
      The United States has built high-tech and strong armies around China

      Which ones exactly? Yu.K. has no land borders in common with the PRC, or did you mean the Armed Forces of the MPR?
      1. Holuay T.O
        Holuay T.O April 3 2021 16: 55
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        Japan also does not, and so everyone is against China - Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, Australia, New Zealand, USA
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft April 3 2021 17: 02
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          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          Japan also does not, and so everyone is against China - Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, Australia, New Zealand, USA

          Share your sources?
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 3 2021 15: 07
    -3
    Don't give a damn about "inflation" over 1 billion dollars! belay This is in whose pocket such a sum has settled, and for what? ??
  7. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft April 3 2021 16: 41
    -1
    One battalion of AA helicopters more, one less, BR Eun and will not be noticed ...