U.S. troops slide a Hellfire missile into place on an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of Hellfire missiles to South Korea for $36 million.

The contract covers 288 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, AGM-114R spare parts, and related support.

The Republic of Korea (ROK) intends to use these Hellfire missiles to supplement its existing missile capability and current weapon inventory for its AH-64E aircraft.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, FL.