South Korea is expected to issue a delayed request for proposals for three new VH-X presidential and VIP transport helicopters in late March or early April. Seoul has allocated $9 million in its 2004 budget to launch the estimated $100 million project, and should announce a supplier before year-end. Deliveries of the AgustaWestland EH101, Kazan Mi-17 or Sikorsky S-92 will begin in late 2006.

Source: Flight International