March 04, 2021

S.Korea deploys 4 “submarine killer” helicopters against N.Korea

Expert doubts effectiveness of choppers against a North Korean SLBM launch

South Korea deployed 4 Wildcat anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters, intended to counter North Korea’s submarine capabilities, on Wednesday, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy announced.

The South Korean Navy received a total 8 Wildcat choppers (AW-159) in June and December 2016 from the British-Italian company AgustaWestland, now part of Leonardo.