16 May '18, 8pm

Airbus positions C295 MPA for South Korea

Airbus is to offer its C295 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), the company confirmed to Jane’s on 15 May. In bidding for the USD1.8 billion programme, Airbus is looking to compete against Boeing, which is offering its P-8 Poseidon MPA, and Saab, which is proposing its Swordfish MPA. Airbus is positioning the C295 MPA variant, seen here in Chilean colours, for the South Korea Navy's MPA and ASW requirement. (Airbus) An Airbus spokesperson said, “The Airbus C295 MPA/ASW [anti-submarine warfare] offers the best combination of operational capabilities and value and is the ideal solution for South Korea’s requirements.” He added, “We would welcome an opportunity to participate in an open tender to meet South Korea’s MPA and anti-submarine warfare requirements.” The RoKN requirement is expected to initially feature the acquisition of six MPAs. H...

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