SIERRA GRAND: South Korea has requested the potential $1 billion sale of eight Sikorsky MH-60S helicopters equipped for airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM). The Korean Navy has been evaluating the MH-60S and AgustaWestland AW101 for its requirement to deploy four AMCM helicopters by 2012 and four more by 2015. The MH-60S would be equipped with AQS-20A towed sonar, AES-1 laser mine detector, AQS-235 mine neutralization system, ALQ-220 magnetic/acoustic minesweeping system and the AWS-2 30mm ...


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