The South Korean Ministry of National Defense and several South Korean defense companies, including Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), and LIG Nex1 had recently contacted the Omani Ministry of Defense.
The Pentagon and the U.S. Embassy in Muscat have been closely monitoring these contacts.
Tactical Report has prepared a report (291 words) to highlight this matter, including:
- The purpose behind these contacts
- South Korea’s effort to reactivate the military memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Oman
- The systems that KAI, HHI, and LIG Nex1 seek to market to Muscat
- The U.S. views on the South Korean-Omani defense relations
The report also mentions the fate of a Chinese offer to provide the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) with attack aircraft.