Republic of Korea

Since the 1990s we have collaborated with the Republic of Korea in the helicopter sector, radar and communication surveillance systems for avionics and naval applications and defense systems for the Navy.

A history of industrial collaborations

A history of industrial collaborations

Thanks to the over thirty-year relationship we have made important collaborations between our industries: from the service center for helicopter fleet support to the collaborations for infrared avionics systems.

Where we are


Our office in Seoul is established as a point of contact for customers and partners. It reinforce our local relationships and promotes cooperation with Korean industry and Operators.


5F Seoul Square, 416 Hangang-daero
Jung-gu, Seoul 04637
T: +82 2 6456 1590

Main products in service with the country

Helicopters: Lynx, AW159, AW139, AW169, A189

ROK Navy has operated the Lynx for 30 years in the Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surface Warfare Roles. In 2016 they took delivery of 8 of the latest AW159 helicopters to enhance this ASW/ASuW capability. Our civil helicopter range is extensively used in roles as diverse as VIP transport, Fire Rescue, EMS, Police and Coastguard operations.

Naval Gun: 76mm and 127mm

ROK Navy has operated Leonardo naval guns for over 30 years and we continue to support them in operation and maintenance.

Airborne & Shipborne systems

Our avionic systems are used in a variety of roles – both as products fitted to military aircraft and as part of the development of future systems such as KF-X. 

Our radar and communications systems are also found on ships both in domestic and export applications.

Leonardo DRS: Hybrid Electric Drive

We supply the Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) propulsion system for the Republic of Korea Navy's future Incheon-class multipurpose frigate (FFX-II).