In South Korea, a country highly inclined to build weapons domestically, the temptation to use the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Surion helicopter in a maritime role has been strong. The Surion is about the right size and already in production for the army and marines. Adding a naval order would cut its unit costs and add jobs. But South Korea has in the end decided to import its next batch of maritime helicopters. The Leonardo AW159 Wildcat, now in service with its navy, looks ...

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