“In April 2013, the Defense Procurement Programs Agency of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Korea (DAPA) chose Boeing as the winner of the tender for the supply of XHUMX AH-36E Apache Guardian attack helicopters under the AH-X program,” the publication reminds.
As previously reported, “the aim of the AH-X program is to fill the gap until Korea Aerospace Industries completes the development of a new generation of national attack helicopters KAH (Korea Attack Helicopter) with a foreign partner and the new generation.”
KAH and AH-X will replace the outdated MD-500 / TOW "Difender" and AH-1S "Cobra" machines.
The contract for the supply of AH-64E helicopters must be fully executed by Boeing by the year 2018. Its value is $ 1,6 billion (1,8 trillion won).
According to TSAMTO, "the agreement also provides for the supply of related equipment, maintenance of the equipment supplied and the training of personnel."