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Order of Surion Fleet Halted

Order of Surion Fleet Halted

The South Korean Army’s supply of Surion helicopters has been suspended. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration they failed a critical airworthiness test, to withstand the cold. They plan to redesign the failed systems and redo the test within a year and a half, reports Defense News. The Surion helicopters, codenamed KUH-1, was produced… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-16

Boeing and Korean Air Work on Unmanned MD500

Boeing and Korean Air Work on Unmanned MD500

A Memorandum of Agree has been signed between Boeing and Korean Air. They have agreed to work in partner to develop an unmanned attack platform from MD Helicopters MD500. Boeing has reported that they will provide technical support and together they will market it to the export market. The project is based off of Korean… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-16

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South Korean Surion Undergoing Redesign

South Korean Surion Undergoing Redesign

South Korea has to redesign parts of its Surion Helicopter, reports Yonhap News Agency. The Surion did not pass the months-long test as it did not operate sufficiently under extreme and challenging climates. Different parts of the Surion didn’t meet the international standard. The failed parts are now being remade and put under the test… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-16

Heli-One Completes Inspection

Heli-One Completes Inspection

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services has completed the 2 year / 750 hour inspection for the Korean Coast Guard (KCG)’s Sikorsky S-92A. The KCG, a branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security, oversees maritime safety and control off the coast of South Korea. The inspection… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 12-Sep-16

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2. Conference participants represented Great Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. HOSTAC is an… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Sep-16

Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier for its Light Civil Helicopter (LCH). It will be powered with the existing Arriel 2C2 engine. On the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), Safran has been selected by Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), KAI and Hanwha Techwin. The LAH will feature a new engine… Read more »

Source: Safran, 06-Jun-16

Aero Precision to supply LORD products for Korean MD500s

Aero Precision to supply LORD products for Korean MD500s

Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today an agreement of a territory-specific distribution agreement with LORD Corporation, a leading Aerospace and Defense supplier of vibration control systems. In the agreement, Aero Precision will supply LORD Dampers, Bearings and Tail Rotor Assemblies in South Korea to support MD-500 operations. “We are excited about LORD Corporation’s… Read more »

Source: Aero Precision, 19-May-16

Heli-One Awarded EO/IR Contract in Korea

Heli-One Awarded EO/IR Contract in Korea

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company, has been awarded a contract by the Korean Defence Acquisition Program (DAPA) to complete the Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) camera installation on the President of the Republic of Korea’s VH-92 aircraft. The VH-92 is the VIP transport variant of the Sikorsky S-92. “We are honoured… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 29-Feb-16

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Sikorsky announces new Customer Support Center in Korea

Sikorsky announces new Customer Support Center in Korea

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has appointed UI Helicopter Co., Ltd to become a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center in the Republic of Korea. Based in Yesan, 100 km south of Seoul, the CSC will enable operators of Sikorsky S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopters to source repair and overhaul services within the country’s borders. “UI Helicopter has more… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Feb-16

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Rockwell Collins delivers weather radar for Korean Utility Helicopter

Rockwell Collins delivers weather radar for Korean Utility Helicopter

Rockwell Collins has delivered its first RTA-4100 MultiScanTM Weather Radar to KAI for the medevac variant of the Korean Utility Helicopter. This is the first selection of the new RTA-4100 Weather Radar with enhanced surface search modes in the Asia-Pacific region. “Our RTA-4100 MultiScan Weather Radar will provide enhanced safety and mission capability during the… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 16-Feb-16

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Surion EMS variant flies for first time

Surion EMS variant flies for first time

A medical transport variant of the South Korean KAI KUH-1 Surion, the first-ever indigenous twin-engine light utility helicopter in South Korea, has successfully completed its first official test flight. See Full Story

Source: Korea IT Times, 27-Jan-16

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Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering sells both corporate S76s

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering sells both corporate S76s

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering announced that it has sold all of its helicopters. The company is cleaning up its non-core assets to normalize management.See full story.

Source: The Korea Bizwire, 07-Dec-15

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Korean AW159 deliveries delayed by acceptance test issue

Korean AW159 deliveries delayed by acceptance test issue

A defect found in the recent testing of the British helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland’s Wildcat chopper halted the firm’s process of delivering the aircraft to South Korea, the defense procurement agency said Tuesday.See full story.

Source: Yonhap News, 07-Dec-15

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Recently retired military chief summonsed over AW159 corruption allegations

Recently retired military chief summonsed over AW159 corruption allegations

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was summoned for questioning Tuesday in connection with alleged corruption surrounding a government deal to buy maritime helicopters from an Anglo-Italian company.See full story

Source: The Korea Herald, 26-Nov-15

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23-Nov-15 Boeing AH-64 Wonju, Korea (2F)

US Army Apache crashed after hitting wires on a routine training mission, killing both on board.  Post crash fire.  Debris scattered across a road 500m from nearest houses.  The authorities reported wire among the wreckage and the upper part of a nearby high-voltage tower was damaged.

23-Nov-15

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Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been awarded a new contract by the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA). Heli-One will complete a 5,000 Flight Hour inspection on two of the agency’s Bell helicopters, followed by a full strip and repaint with defect rectification. The work will be… Read more »

Source: Heli One, 05-Oct-15

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Korean politician accused of taking bribes over AW159 order

Korean politician accused of taking bribes over AW159 order

Former Patriots and Veterans Affairs Minister Kim Yang is under investigation regarding allegations that he accepted at least 1 billion won ($894,000) in bribes in exchange for exerting his influence on a defense contract. See Full Story

Source: Korea Times, 19-Jun-15

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Korean Coast Guard Chooses AEM Loud Speaker Systems

Korean Coast Guard Chooses AEM Loud Speaker Systems

AEM’s new 600W Loud Speaker system has been selected by the Korean Coast Guard for installation on its B412 and AS565 helicopters. The first 2 installations have been completed, tested and certified in Korea by UI Helicopter, a Subsidiary Company of the UI Group. A total of 5 systems will be installed on the Bell… Read more »

Source: AEM, 02-Jun-15

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Korea to Commercialize Tilt-rotor Drone by 2023

Korea to Commercialize Tilt-rotor Drone by 2023

A new step in the development of Korea’s unmanned aerial vehicle technology has been reached with the introduction of a tilt-rotor drone that can take-off and land vertically like a helicopter, but is also capable of fast flight like an airplane. See Full Story

Source: The Korea Bizwire, 17-Apr-15

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Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a $35 million contract to deliver Stinger® missiles and air-to-air launchers to the Republic of Korea Army in support of their recent procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters. Under the previously announced foreign military sale, Raytheon will begin deliveries of the Stinger weapon systems in 2017. “Stinger provides vital self-protection capabilities… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 01-Apr-15

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Ospreys Land On Korean Amphibious Assault Ship

Ospreys Land On Korean Amphibious Assault Ship

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft made its first ever landing on the flight deck of a Republic of Korea Navy amphibious assault ship off the coast of the Korean peninsula, March 26, 2015. The Osprey departed from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) nearby and landed on the ROK ship Dokdo (LPH-6111)…. Read more »

Source: Marines, 01-Apr-15

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13-Mar-15 B511 Eurocopter AS565MB Gageodo Island, Korea (4F)

Crashed in waters off Gageodo Island, while trying to land near a seawall to carry out a mission to transport an emergency patient to an inland hospital. The accident left one dead and three others aboard the helicopter missing.

13-Mar-15

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Heli-One helps Korea’s National 119 halve EC225 inspection time

Heli-One helps Korea’s National 119 halve EC225 inspection time

A primary provider of private firefighting and rescue services in South Korea had one of its key helicopters safely back in service in less than one-half the expected time following routine inspection and maintenance performed by Heli-One. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI). National 119 was… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Mar-15

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First female Korean American AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot

First female Korean American AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot

On a brisk autumn day, a Soldier walks into a classroom at Sookmyung Womens University in Seoul, South Korea. She is in her dress blue uniform which is pressed and clean. Her black hair is pulled tight into a bun. She walks with her chest out and chin up directly to her seat. She waits… Read more »

Source: USMC, 25-Nov-14

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17-Jul-14 HL9461 Eurocopter AS365N3 Gwangju, Korea (5F)

Firefighting helicopter crashed in built-up area killing all five on board – video online shows helicopter descending at high speed in 70 degree nose-down attitude.  Aircraft identified from this photo showing a Dauphin tail with GW001 code and this photo tracking it to HL9461

17-Jul-14

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ATK wins Korean Army AH-1S upgrade program

ATK wins Korean Army AH-1S upgrade program

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a contract from the Republic of Korea Army for the purchase, installation and integration of its AAR-47 Missile Warning System with Hostile Fire Indication (HFI and Laser Warning) onto AH-1S helicopters. The upgrade will also include the installation of the AN/ALE-47 countermeasure dispensing system. ATK’s AAR-47 Missile Warning System is… Read more »

Source: ATK, 12-May-14

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Compensation unresolved over S76C+ crash into Korean apartment block

Compensation unresolved over S76C+ crash into Korean apartment block

Residents of a Hyundai I-Park apartment complex in southern Seoul which a helicopter owned by LG Electronics crashed into last year have still not received financial compensation from the company, according to a tenants’ group  See full story

Source: Korean Times, 10-Mar-14

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Korea’s Chungnam Fire Dept orders an AW139

Korea’s Chungnam Fire Dept orders an AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce an order by the Republic of Korea’s Public Procurement Service and Chungnam Fire Fighting Department, for one AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. This helicopter will perform fire fighting, search and rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and utility mission in support of the Chungnam community . The helicopter… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Feb-14

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Ka-32 service and maintenance centre opens in Korea

Ka-32 service and maintenance centre opens in Korea

The Korea Forest Service has formally opened a new service and maintenance centre for Ka-32 helicopters manufactured by Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec. Representatives of Russian Helicopters took part in the opening ceremony for the centre, which will promote the use of Ka-32 helicopters in the Republic of Korea… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Jan-14

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AgustaWestland open Korea office

AgustaWestland open Korea office

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The office will strengthen AgustaWestland’s position in the Far East by better serving existing Customers and promoting future business with military, government and commercial Customers. Attending the successful opening event were more than 100 delegates including… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Dec-13

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Korea requests fourteen CH-47D Chinooks

Korea requests fourteen CH-47D Chinooks

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for CH-47D Model Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $151 million. The Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of: 14 CH-47D Model Aircraft to include T55-GA-714A… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 05-Dec-13

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16-Nov-13 HL9294 Sikorsky S76C++ Gangam, Korea (2F)

Hit all apartment building in poor visibility. Fell to ground, killing both pilots

16-Nov-13

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KAI selects Rockwell Collins HF-9000 radio for South Korea Marine Helicopter

KAI selects Rockwell Collins HF-9000 radio for South Korea Marine Helicopter

The Rockwell Collins HF-9000 high-frequency radio system has been selected by Korea Aerospace Industries for the Republic of Korea Marine Helicopter program. The system will be used for voice communication, primarily during Navy amphibious missions. “This contract marks the first time that a Republic of Korea helicopter program will feature the advanced technology of the… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 29-Oct-13

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Dakota Air Parts and ASI Services return to Seoul ADEX 2013

Dakota Air Parts and ASI Services return to Seoul ADEX 2013

Dakota Air Parts and ASI Services are showcasing rotor-wing support services during the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 2013). Seoul ADEX runs from October 29 to November 3 at the KINTEX Exhibition Center. The strategic partners co-exhibited at the last Seoul ADEX in 2011. Specializing in supporting spares procurements for the legendary UH-1 and… Read more »

Source: Dakota Air Parts, 29-Oct-13

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Eurocopter to attend Seoul ADEX 2013

Eurocopter to attend Seoul ADEX 2013

Eurocopter will attend the Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exhibtion (Seoul ADEX 2013) at the KINTEX Exhibition Centre in South Korea from October 29 to November 3. The company will display the Surion Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) developed in partnership with Korea Aerospace Industries. This military transport helicopter, which entered into service this year, demonstrates… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 28-Oct-13

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First US Army OH-58 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron arrives in Korea

First US Army OH-58 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron arrives in Korea

The 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, started their nine-month operation with 380 soldiers and 30 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters in South Korea as the first Rotational Forces Attack Reconnaissance Squadron sent to Korea Oct. 1. The first rotational ARS, 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., completed deployment with their equipment… Read more »

Source: US Army, 25-Oct-13

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Thales to equip AW159s for Republic of Korea Navy

Thales to equip AW159s for Republic of Korea Navy

AgustaWestland and Thales are under contract to supply COMPACT FLASH SONICS dipping sonars for the Republic of Korea Navy’s new AW159 Maritime Operations Helicopters. The COMPACT FLASH sonar is the newest member of Thales’s FLASH range of dipping sonars. This low-frequency, long-range sonar system is lighter and designed for smaller helicopters. It features an optimised,… Read more »

Source: Thales, 22-Oct-13

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Elbit to supply helmet systems for Korean Utility Helicopter

Elbit to supply helmet systems for Korean Utility Helicopter

Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a follow-on contract to supply advanced Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) systems for the Republic of Korea Army’s SURION helicopter. The contract, which is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be performed over a four-year period. Elbit Systems will supply the HMD systems to… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 16-Oct-13

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Longbow LLC receives $51M contract for Korean Apache radar

Longbow LLC receives $51M contract for Korean Apache radar

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], received a $51 million foreign military sales contract to provide the Republic of Korea with LONGBOW Fire Control Radars (FCRs) for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter. The contract includes six LONGBOW FCR systems, spares and in-country support. Production is… Read more »

Source: Longbow LLC, 12-Sep-13

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Korean contract for 36 AH-64E Apaches is worth $908M

Korean contract for 36 AH-64E Apaches is worth $908M

Boeing Company, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a firm-fixed price, option eligible, multi-year contract with a cumulative maximum value of $904,418,647 for 36 new Block III Apache Helicopters (AH-64E) for the Republic of Korea to include logistical support, spares and one Longbow crew trainer. This contract is an approved Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Aug-13

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Lockheed Martin receives $223M M-TADS/PNVS contract for Korean Apaches

Lockheed Martin receives $223M M-TADS/PNVS contract for Korean Apaches

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)  received a $223 million contract to provide the Republic of Korea with Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems for the nation’s AH-64E Apache helicopter. South Korea is the 12th international customer to purchase the M-TADS/PNVS-equipped Apache attack helicopter. The contract includes 36 M-TADS/PNVS systems and spares, with production through 2018. Electronics assembly of… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 19-Aug-13

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Samsung Techwin orders two more AW139s

Samsung Techwin orders two more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Samsung Techwin Co. of South Korea has ordered two more AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters.  The helicopters will join Samung Techwin’s two others AW139s delivered in 2009 and 2010 to perform corporate transport and utility missions. These two additional aircraft are planned to be delivered in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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Sandel Delivers HeliTAWS to KAI

Sandel Delivers HeliTAWS to KAI

Sandel Avionics, Inc., the global leader in wire, terrain, and obstacles alerting technology for helicopters, today announced that deliveries of new Mil-Std-810G-qualified Sandel ST3453H HeliTAWS® systems to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are underway. Sandel is under a long-term supply agreement with KAI to provide the HeliTAWS multihazard avoidance systems for factory installation on new KAI… Read more »

Source: Sandel Avionics, 29-May-13

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South Korea orders 36 AH-64E Apache Guardians

South Korea on Wednesday selected Boeing’s AH-64E Apache Guardian to replace its aging Army helicopters, the Defense Acquisition Procurement Administration  said (see full story)

Source: Yonhap, 18-Apr-13

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16-Apr-13 Sikorsky CH-53E Chelwon, Korea

US military aircraft during ongoing South Korea-US joint military exercises.  All occupants safe – reports currently vary between 12 and 21 occupants.  Aircraft completely destroyed in impact before fire set in.

16-Apr-13

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Power Sonix to supply PA system to Korea National Police

Power Sonix to supply PA system to Korea National Police

Power Sonix, Inc. has been awarded a long-term contract with Korean Aerospace Industries of South Korea (KAI) to supply 900-watt PSAIR32A tactical public address systems for the Surion helicopters being made for the Korean National Police Agency program. The Surion helicopter is being designed, engineered and manufactured in South Korea by KAI in partnership with… Read more »

Source: Power Sonix, 07-Mar-13

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Korea – AW139 Delivered To Incheon Fire Department

Korea – AW139 Delivered To Incheon Fire Department

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of an AW139 to the Incheon Fire Fighting Department in the Republic of Korea. The helicopter will perform fire fighting, emergency medical service, air rescue and transport missions. Speaking after the contract award, AgustaWestland’s Head of Region, NE Asia, Andrew Symonds said “We are delighted… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Boeing demos Unmanned Little Bird to Korea

Boeing demos Unmanned Little Bird to Korea

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today demonstrated affordable unmanned aircraft technology that could be integrated onto Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) MD 500 helicopters to expand the fleet’s mission capabilities. A Boeing Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) demonstrator aircraft, a variant of the highly successful MD 500 helicopter, autonomously flew for approximately 25 minutes at the ROKA Aviation… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 17-Dec-12

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Korea Aerospace to take part in Turkish helicopter contest

Korea Aerospace to take part in Turkish helicopter contest

Hong-kyung Kim, president of Korea Aerospace Industries, said this week that his company would bid on Turkey’s multibillion-dollar light utility helicopter contest (see full story)

11-Oct-12

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Korea requests 36 AH-64D Apaches – package value $3.6 Billion

Korea requests 36 AH-64D Apaches – package value $3.6 Billion

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress September 21 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Korea for 36 AH-64D APACHE Longbow Block III Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.6 billion. The Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of: 36… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 28-Sep-12

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Korea requests 36 AH-1Z Cobras – package value $2.6 Billion

Korea requests 36 AH-1Z Cobras – package value $2.6 Billion

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress September 21 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Korea for 36 AH-1Z COBRA Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.6 billion. The Government of the Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of 36… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 28-Sep-12

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Cobham to provide comms package for Korean National Police’s Surion program

Cobham to provide comms package for Korean National Police’s Surion program

Cobham Aerospace Communications has been selected to provide the audio/radio communications package for the Korean National Police Agency’s (KNPA) new Surion utility helicopter. The twin-engine Surion was jointly developed by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter and is expected to begin service in 2014. Surions produced for the KNPA through 2025 will feature Cobham’s lightweight… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Sep-12

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AgustaWestland partners with Korean companies

AgustaWestland partners with Korean companies

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has signed partnership agreements with Firstec Co., Ltd, a company engaged in the provision and support of defense and security equipment and systems, and DoDaam Systems Co., Ltd, a company engaged in developing training systems for simulation in the defence industry. Both companies are committed to offering the highest level of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Sep-12

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Sandel HeliTAWS™ brings awareness to Korea Aerospace Industries

Sandel HeliTAWS™ brings awareness to Korea Aerospace Industries

Sandel Avionics Inc., the global leader in terrain, obstacle and wire alerting technology for helicopters, has signed a long-term supply agreement with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). Sandel will supply its new Mil 810-G qualified Sandel HeliTAWS™ ST3453H for KAI’s new helicopter production in Korea. Sandel HeliTAWS is the industry’s first multihazard avoidance system for helicopters that… Read more »

Source: Sandel, 19-Jun-12

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Surion testing reportedly overlooks low-temperature operations

Surion testing reportedly overlooks low-temperature operations

Local press in Korea are reporting that the test flight programme for the Surion (aka Korean Utility Helicopter) has overlooked low-temperature operations.  (see full story)

Source: Korean Times, 04-Jun-12

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Korea requests eight MH-60R in $1 Billion package

Korea requests eight MH-60R in $1 Billion package

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Republic of Korea for eight MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters, associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.0 billion. The Government of the Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 17-May-12

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Korea Coast Guard signs for S-92

Korea Coast Guard signs for S-92

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has announced a contract with the Korea Coast Guard for one S-92® helicopter for operation with their Multi-Purpose Helicopter Program. The aircraft will become the newest addition to the growing worldwide fleet of S-92 search and rescue and multi-mission helicopters. The aircraft is scheduled to… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Feb-12

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Korea Forest Service accepts Frasca AS350B2 FTD

Korea Forest Service accepts Frasca AS350B2 FTD

The Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea, has completed factory acceptance of their Level 7 AS350B2 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) built by Frasca International. The FTD will be installed at their training facility later this month. The FTD will include Frasca’s TruVisionâ„¢ visual system with a 120° x 80° spherical visual display system and… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 11-Feb-12

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Korea demonstrates “Smart UAV” tilt-rotor

Korea demonstrates “Smart UAV” tilt-rotor

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has provided significantly more information on their an unmanned tilt-rotor named “Smart UAV”, and carried out demonstration flights at Goheung, South Jeolla Province yesterday for the press.  From project commencement in 2002, KARI has been working on the aircraft with relatively few reports being published until now.  The aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Nov-11

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02-Nov-11 MD Helicopters 500MD Wonju, Korea (1F)

Emergency landing on a mountain during an annual Hoguk military exercise Wednesday, killing one army officer and injuring another

02-Nov-11

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Eurocopter ready to provide the appropriate defence platforms for Korea

Eurocopter ready to provide the appropriate defence platforms for Korea

In a strong signal of its capacity and capability to provide for South Korea’s defense needs, Eurocopter indicates its interest in participating in the two Request for Proposals (RFPs) likely to be issued in 2012, proposing the Panther platform for the Light Attack Helicopter (LAH) program and the Tiger for the Heavy Attack Helicopter (AH-X)… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Oct-11

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Boeing showcases partnerships and innovation at Seoul Air Show

Boeing showcases partnerships and innovation at Seoul Air Show

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will highlight its leading-edge commercial and defense technologies and capabilities – including the Korea debut of the 787 Dreamliner, F-15 Silent Eagle and the AH-6i light attack  reconnaissance helicopter – at the 2011 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition. The super-efficient Dreamliner will take center stage at this year’s show… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 19-Oct-11

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US plans to offer MH-60R to South Korea

US plans to offer MH-60R to South Korea

With more than 100 delivered already, the MH-60R multi-purpose maritime helicopter is a third of the way to fulfilling the U.S. Navy’s master plan to replace its aging fleet of rotary aircraft by 2018. In June, Australia announced its plans to purchase 24 MH-60Rs. And now, U.S. officials are hoping South Korea will soon join… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Oct-11

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Eurocopter strengthen Korean links, highlights Surion and naval variant

Eurocopter strengthen Korean links, highlights Surion and naval variant

At the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2011, Eurocopter will be showcasing a 1/10 scale model of the Surion at the EADS stand (Hall D, stand no. D12). Surion is a program that has reinforced Eurocopter’s commitment to the Republic of Korea, with various entities set up to further its potential, and even a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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Elbit Systems at Korea Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2011

Elbit Systems at Korea Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2011

A broad spectrum of Elbit Systems innovative solutions designed for the changing requirements of the defense industry will be on display at the upcoming Korea Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2011, Israeli Pavilion, booth C-14. The exhibition, which will take place at the Seoul Airport from October 18-23, will showcase an array of next generation avionic… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 12-Oct-11

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