DND eyes surplus choppers from South Korea

/ 05:00 AM October 03, 2020

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana plans to acquire surplus helicopters from South Korea, the Department of National Defense (DND) said on Friday.

In his congratulatory letter to the newly appointed South Korean defense minister Suh Wook, Lorenzana expressed the DND’s intent to buy UH-1H and MD-500 helicopters, DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said.


According to Andolong, Lorenzana mentioned that the DND plans to send a team to South Korea “in the fourth quarter of 2020” to inspect the choppers the military wants to acquire.

The acquisition project for the South Korean UH-1H and MD500 helicopters, he said, was still in the “exploratory stage.”


The number of helicopters to be acquired is yet to be finalized, he added. —Nestor Corrales

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: chopper, Defense, DND, South Korea
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.