South Korea Coast Guard receives fourth CN-235

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The South Korean Coast Guard has taken delivery of its fourth and final Dirgantara Indonesia/Airbus Military CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA).

The first two aircraft were delivered in May 2011 and the third in December 2011, said Dirgantara Indonesia in a statement.

South Korea ordered the four aircraft under a 2008 deal worth $94.5 million.

The four aircraft are equipped with a search radar, a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor, an identification friend or foe (IFF) interrogator and other equipment for the MPA mission.

Aside from the Coast Guard, the Republic of Korea Air Force operates eight CN-235s. Of these, six are configured as military transports and two as VIP aircraft.

A report in Indonesia's Jakarta Post quotes Dirgantara Indonesia spokesman Sonny Saleh as saying that South Korea has options for eight additional CN-235 aircraft.