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South Korea Buys 40 Bell 505 for Military Training

South Korea Buys 40 Bell 505 for Military Training

The Republic of Korea has selected the Bell 505 to be its new military helicopter trainer.

The Republic of Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Bell signed a contract for the delivery of up to 40 helicopters by 2025.

The 40 Bell 505s will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) for helicopter pilot training.

“The Republic of Korea’s selection of the Bell 505 after a rigorous review process, confirms it is the preferred next-generation military helicopter trainer globally for training pilots,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, International Commercial Sales, Bell.

“With the ever-increasing operational needs and challenges faced by the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, Bell is privileged to play a part in training future ROKA and ROKN pilots,” Moulay added.

According to Asian Sky Media’s China GA report 2021, Bell Flight is the third largest helicopter OEM in the Asia-Pacific region.