On January 2013, 8 aircraft were ordered to meet the Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement.
The Wildcat AW159 210 won a competition with the MH-60R Seahawk. Initial order for 8 airframes announced on 15 Jan 2013.
South Korea Navy AW159 Upgrade, 17-Jun-21 : #AW159 Leonardo is upgrading Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) 8 AW159 helicopters communication systems to ensures interoperability with allies
|Thales to equip Republic of Korea Navy AW159, 22-Oct-13 : AgustaWestland and Thales are under contract to supply Compact Flash Sonics dipping sonars for the Republic of Korea Navy's new AW159 Maritime Operations Helicopters.|
South Korea first foreign user of the AW159, 15-Jan-13 : South Korea has selected the AW159 to meet its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement.
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Built||ID In this Org||In other Org|
|511|| 15-0601: ROK01 Nov14, UK serial ZZ541|
|512|| 15-0602: ROK02 Jun16, UK serial ZZ542|
|524|| 15-0603: ROK03, UK serial ZZ543;
pictured at the AgustaWestland air+|
|526|| 15-0604: ROK, UK serial ZZ544;
pictured at Newquay, UK|
|540|| 15-0605: ROK, UK serial ZZ545|
|542|| 15-0606: ROK, UK serial ZZ546|
|544|| 15-0607: ROK, UK serial ZZ547|
|546|| 15-0608: ROK, UK serial ZZ548|