The U.S. to Station Attack Helicopter Squadron in ROK Permanently

The U.S. to Station Attack Helicopter Squadron in ROK Permanently
The U.S. to Station Attack Helicopter Squadron in ROK Permanently

The U.S. Army will station an attack helicopter squadron in the Republic of Korea (ROK) permanently. The U.S. government, through the Department of Defence, released the Global Posture Review (GPR) results on November 29th.


The GPR states that the US has to increase its cooperation with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region “to advance initiatives that contribute to regional stability and deter potential Chinese military aggression and threats from North Korea.”

The report states that Secretary Austin’s approval includes the permanent stationing of a previously-rotational attack helicopter squadron and artillery division headquarters in the Republic of Korea announced earlier this year.

US has stationed AH-64D Apache helicopters. The report did not clarify how many helicopters would be stationed.