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South Korea's MPA requirement
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:02:48 PM »
Singapore Airshow 2018: Boeing and Saab position for South Korea’s MPA requirement | Janes - 09 February 2018
Speaking at the Singapore Airshow 2018, company officials said they were engaged with South Korea over the requirement and that they planned to offer proposals to win the contract. Boeing will offer its P-8 Poseidon MPA while Saab will propose its Swordfish MPA.

On 7 February, South Korea’s military procurement agency, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), announced that it was planning to launch the MPA procurement programme in direct response to North Korea’s growing emphasis on developing and deploying submarines equipped with ballistic missiles.

DAPA said in a press release that it plans to procure the MPA from a foreign supplier in light of several factors, including a lack of indigenous capability in producing such aircraft, the required timing of the requirement, and economic efficiencies.

South Korea's MPA requirement will see Saab's Swordfish MPA compete against Boeing's P-8 Poseidon. Source: Source: Saab