South Korea completed the deployment of the latest upgraded model of Apache helicopters, a military official said Friday.
The country had signed a $1.6 billion contract with the US in 2013 to buy 36 AH-64Es, an upgraded model of the AH-64D Longbow.
|An Apache helicopter (Yonhap)|
It has improved aircraft handling compared to older models with superior performance and agility at higher altitudes.
With the US Forces Korea holding 48 units, there will be a total of 84 Apache helicopters in operation on the Korean Peninsula. (Yonhap)