Air and sea surveillance are high on Seoul’s shopping list
In principle, South Korea has an opportunity to economize by linking requirements for maritime patrollers and airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. It could choose closely related types for the two roles, saving on support costs. In practice, that is unlikely to happen. The maritime aircraft are for the navy; the AEWs would go to the air force. Neither service has a habit of using the other’s support facilities. This is unfortunate for Boeing and Saab, both of which can provide …
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