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The Parliament of the Republic of Korea proposes to reduce the cost of buying KR KEPD-350 and RQ-4 Global Hawk

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The Parliament of the Republic of Korea proposes to reduce the cost of buying KR KEPD-350 and RQ-4 Global Hawk

The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea has offered the government to reassess the air-to-ground KEPD-350 cruise missile and Global Hawk reconnaissance drone programs.


According to Renhap, citing the National Assembly Budget Office, the acquisition of these systems will be reviewed again when discussing the budget for FNXXX.

In June of this year, the Defense Procurement Programs Agency of the Republic of Korea (DAPA) announced a decision to acquire air-to-air cruise missiles KEPD-350 of the European company Taurus Systems GmbH (TAURUS Systems GmbH - TSG), because the US refused to sell Seoul similar type ammunition JASSM.

The number of purchased missiles and their cost is not disclosed. According to media reports, the purchase of 177 missiles was estimated, the cost of which is estimated at 388 billion won (344 million dollars).

According to the Parliament, initially 221,3 billion won (194,14 million dollars) was allocated for the purchase of missiles, then the amount increased to 411,9 billion won. In 2011, Taurus Systems estimated the delivery project at 568,8 billion. In 2012, it was announced that it was ready to significantly reduce the cost in order to provide an advantage over the American offer. However, South Korean parliamentarians fear that in the future the price will rise in the absence of a competitive offer.

The parliament suggested that DAPA hold detailed negotiations with the supplier, taking into account the funds allocated for the implementation of the procurement, as well as notify the legislators of the results of the negotiations prior to the discussion of the budget for 2014 f.

The government was also asked to revise plans for the purchase of high-altitude reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles RQ-4 Global Hawk.

As previously reported by DAPA, in mid-April, the agency received a letter from the US Department of Defense proposing and accepting an offer to supply the Global Hawk UAV after approval of the sale by the US Congress.

According to the budget administration, the parliament approved the allocation for the purchase of a UAV 485,4 billion won (435 million dollars), but the value of the American proposal is 880 billion won.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 8 July 2013 10: 53 New
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    This is the approach. Our parliamentarians and ministers have a lot to learn ...
    1. Airman
      Airman 8 July 2013 11: 03 New
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      Quote: svp67
      This is the approach. Our parliamentarians and ministers have a lot to learn ...

      And why did the mattresses refuse to supply rockets? Apparently there is no complete trust.
  2. andrei332809
    andrei332809 8 July 2013 11: 00 New
    +1
    discount? discount oh oh? asia s
  3. Constantine
    Constantine 8 July 2013 11: 12 New
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    Quote: svp67
    This is the approach. Our parliamentarians and ministers have a lot to learn ...


    There is no need to compare the US puppet state in Asia, which, on the first Fas command, will run to do the tratat and help establish "democracy" with Russia. The Americans can afford them at a discount, to the detriment of themselves, with a view to the future, but our situation is slightly different. Start to “nightmare” the defense industry and demand drastic price reductions - we will not see new models of equipment, and capacity building will hit the wall and remain in one place.
  4. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 8 July 2013 12: 04 New
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    The UAV Global Hawk is a serious beast. From a height of 20.000 m it distinguishes objects in 40 cm and clouds are not a hindrance.
    1. kirieeleyson
      kirieeleyson 8 July 2013 14: 44 New
      +1
      Looking for someone, Yes, and he does not fly to the limit, there is a damn mountain of all kinds of technical inadmissions and recommendations, as far as I know. Defending is always cheaper than attacking.
  5. 1c-inform-city
    1c-inform-city 8 July 2013 16: 28 New
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    20000 is most likely the possibility of a dummy, with this fool, God forbid half
  6. PACIFIST
    PACIFIST 8 July 2013 22: 12 New
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    This is an example for us, for the Duma, the Moscow Region, the government, and then the sweat military orders we have more money going abroad
  7. individual
    individual 8 July 2013 22: 40 New
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    Not everything is normal "in the Danish kingdom" unless the pope decides with the faithful Asian son the ordered purchase price. fellow