South Korea's government approved Friday a plan to purchase new maritime operations helicopters from overseas to replace the Navy's aging fleet of choppers.

Yonhap reported today that the basic strategic plan for the project worth 2.23 billion from 2025 to 2032 to replace the aging Lynx helicopters, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). DAPA said the new helicopters are expected to enhance the Navy's anti-submarine and anti-surface ship capabilities and will serve to respond to threats posed by North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missiles. (QNA)
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