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S. Korea decides to buy more Israeli-made early warning radar equipment

Defense 16:54 November 27, 2018

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea decided Tuesday to purchase two more Israeli-made early warning radar systems as part of efforts to bolster its air defense, Seoul's arms procurement agency said.

Seoul's defense project promotion committee approved the project worth 330 billion won (US$292 million) to buy Green Pine Block C radar systems produced by ELTA, a subsidiary of the defense firm, Israel Aerospace Industries, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said.

The government plans to introduce them in the early 2020s

Also during the committee, government officials reported the results of their negotiations with the U.S. government over the purchase of Boeing's P-8A maritime patrol aircraft.

Seoul has been pushing to introduce an unspecified number of such naval aircraft between 2022 and 2023.

sshluck@yna.co.kr
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