Finally got confirmation. Looks like the press dropped the ball on the "DAPA" business again.
"DAPA" is actually this entity, the "Defense Acquisition Program Administration". It is South Korea's equivalent to the US DARPA, but with an added sales function.DAPA: Lessons from South Korea
What the DND is waiting for is an airworthiness certification from this organization. They are waiting on DAPA for the document . . . not for a DAPA. The reporter/editor arguably didn't know what the acronym meant and then filled in the blanks.
They are waiting on something like this. (Credit to the source who wishes to remain anonymous)
How different the final document is from this sampling, or if there are other supporting documents other than this sample, is unclear.