XXXIX, No 14, 19/07/2021
South Korea launches domestic component registration system to increase indigenisation
South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has launched a registration system for local companies supplying parts for weapons systems. DAPA now requires foreign contractors to review the availability of local parts. CTO asked DAPA what happens to the bids of companies that don’t use parts on the registry. DAPA acknowledged the question but declined to answer.