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Korea Aerospace named preferred bidder in 877 bln won reconnaissance plane bid

All News 14:51 November 01, 2021

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Yonhap) -- Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer, said Monday it has been selected as the preferred bidder in the government's 877.5 billion won (US$747 million) reconnaissance plane bid.

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration is expected to sign the deal with KAI next month to push ahead with the project, a KAI spokesman said by phone.

Under the deal, KAI will bring four Falcon 2000LXS business jets from French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation and develop them into reconnaissance planes for the South Korean Air Force," he said.

KAI and Dassault signed a memorandum of understanding for the project at last month's Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition in Seoul.

This file photo provided by KAI shows Dassault Aviation's Falcon 2000LXS business jet. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

kyongae.choi@yna.co.kr
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