Twice last year, the South Korean defense ministry requested proposals for a naval helicopter requirement. Twice the only bidder was Leonardo, offering the AW159 Wildcat. Now the ministry is making one last attempt at getting a contest. If it fails, the country will have to haggle with Leonardo for a noncompeted contract. Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky subsidiary or Airbus could offer competition, but neither is confirming that it will put up a fight for the program, MOH 2, which calls ...


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