ROK to Get Poseidon

ROK to Get Poseidon 14 September, 2018

The State Department has decided  to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of six P-8A Patrol Aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.10 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. 

ROK  has requested to buy six P-8A Patrol Aircraft, which includes: nine Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems 5 (MIDS JTRS 5) (one (1) for each aircraft, one (1) for the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) and two (2) as spares); 14 LN-251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Inertial Navigations Systems (EGIs) (two for each aircraft and two as spares); and forty-two (42) AN/AAR-54 Missile Warning Sensors (six (6) for each aircraft and six as spares). 

The total estimated program cost is $2.1 billion. 

The ROK procured and has operated U.S.-produced P-3 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) for over 25 years, providing interoperability and critical capabilities to coalition maritime operations. 

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