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Korean Aerospace selects GVH Wet Deck for Korean Coast Guard

Korean Aerospace selects GVH Wet Deck for Korean Coast Guard

GVH Aerospace announced at the Singapore Airshow 2018 that it has been selected to provide its wet deck product for the Korean Aerospace Industries KCG Korean Coast Guard Helicopter program. The selection concludes the competitive tender process. “We are pleased to offer a mature, field tested and adaptable product, working with KAI during the tender… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 19-Feb-18

Investigation into South Korean Surion Project

Investigation into South Korean Surion Project

The South Korean Board of Audit and Inspection has recently criticized the KAI’s twin-engine Surion helicopter. They have suggested an investigation of the country’s Defence Acquisition Program Admin. It has been said that the Surion failed 29 of 101 test items during the performance in cold weather tests. Apparently KAI falsified Surion development costs and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-17

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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

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

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

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

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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Airbus and Korea Aerospace affirm marketing partnership

Airbus and Korea Aerospace affirm marketing partnership

Long-time partners Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly market Korean helicopter platforms for the worldwide market. The collaboration will encompass the distribution of the Korean Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) globally, as well as the performance of comprehensive after-sales support services. The MoU was signed… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Nov-15

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Korean Government orders fourth Surion for Police use

Korean Government orders fourth Surion for Police use

The government signed a 21.7 billion won ($19.2 million) deal on Tuesday to buy its fourth Surion helicopter for police use, to be stationed on Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, the state procurer said.  See Full Story

Source: The Korea Times, 26-Oct-15

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Korean Government seals $1.5M deal with KAI to replace MD500 and AH-1 fleets

Korean Government seals $1.5M deal with KAI to replace MD500 and AH-1 fleets

South Korea’s defense acquisition agency has struck a deal with Korea Aerospace Industries, the country’s sole aircraft maker, to develop home-built military and civilian helicopters by 2022, officials said Wednesday. See Full Story

Source: The Korea Herald, 21-Apr-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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Airbus Defence and Space and Huneed Technologies to produce warning system for KAI Surion

Airbus Defence and Space and Huneed Technologies to produce warning system for KAI Surion

Airbus Defence and Space is joining forces with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd., Incheon/Republic of Korea, to provide the new Korean Utility Helicopter “Surion” with advanced missile warning systems. The companies signed a cooperation agreement aiming at Huneed Technologies to produce core electronics components of Airbus Defence and Space’s MILDS missile warning system (MILDS = Missile… Read more »

Source: Airbus Defence and Space, 18-Mar-15

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Airbus to partner KAI for South Korea’s Light Civil and Light Armed Helicopters

Airbus to partner KAI for South Korea’s Light Civil and Light Armed Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters will join with Korea Aerospace Industries in developing two 5-ton class rotorcraft that meet South Korea’s requirements for its next-generation Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH). As the LCH and LAH competition winner, Airbus Helicopters will continue its highly successful relationship with Korea Aerospace Industries, including the joint program that… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Mar-15

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LORD Corporation’s Active Vibration Control System Selected for KUH EMS Helicopter

LORD Corporation’s Active Vibration Control System Selected for KUH EMS Helicopter

LORD Corporation has announced the award of an Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) contract with Korea Aerospace Industries, LTD. (KAI) for the KUH MEDEVAC variant of the successful KUH Surion. LORD will qualify its AVCS system design and manufacture the AVCS system for the new aircraft.  The technology operates through the use of accelerometers that… Read more »

Source: LORD, 10-Mar-15

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Telephonics contracted for TruLink Communications System on KAI Surion Air Ambulance

Telephonics contracted for TruLink Communications System on KAI Surion Air Ambulance

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that it has received a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to integrate its TruLink® Wireless Inter communications system with the Republic of Korea’s KUH Surion Medevac helicopter. This contract marks the first time that TruLink, a full-duplex, wireless radio system, will be… Read more »

Source: Telephonics, 18-Feb-15

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Military Rotorcraft Market Worth $27.3 Billion by 2025 Led by Asia Pacific Globally

Military Rotorcraft Market Worth $27.3 Billion by 2025 Led by Asia Pacific Globally

MarketReportsStore.com adds Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 research report of 186 pages that forecasts a CAGR of 2.61% for military rotorcraft industry across the globe for next 10 years. The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 report provides readers with a detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges… Read more »

Source: Market Reports, 06-Feb-15

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KAI flies Marines variant of Surion

KAI flies Marines variant of Surion

Korea Aerospace Industries announced Friday 23rd January that its Korean Utility Helicopter for Korean Marines Corps has completed a first test flight successfully on January 19 in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province.  The flight – with two pilots and two technicians – was about 30 minutes, and was mainly concerned with low-level activities including forward and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jan-15

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KAI selected as a LCH/LAH developer

KAI selected as a LCH/LAH developer

KAI selected as a LCH/LAH developer to tow the development of the aviation industry and strengthening of self-reliant defense simultaneously – Targets exports of 600 units, putting total sales to 1,000. – Lays the groundwork for the new growth engine along with the KF-X project in the future aviation industry. Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd.(KAI), an… Read more »

Source: KAI, 28-Jul-14

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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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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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Curtiss-Wright Controls awarded Surion contract

Curtiss-Wright Controls awarded Surion contract

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to supply its Rotor Ice Protection (RIPS), Windshield and Engine Anti Ice Controllers technology for use on the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH). The initial value of the contract is $5 million. Shipments of the products are scheduled to begin… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright Controls, 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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KAI working on naval version of Surion

KAI working on naval version of Surion

KAI, or Korea Aerospace Industries, Inc. develops the amphibious task helicopter for the Korea’s Marine Corps will run. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA) announced on the 17th that it held its 66th defense project promotion committee and selected KAI as a priority negotiator for the development of the amphibious task helicopter system. The project, totaling… Read more »

Source: KAI, 29-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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Single bidder scuppers Korea Aerospace stake sale

Single bidder scuppers Korea Aerospace stake sale

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.  was the only bidder ahead of the deadline. At least two bids are needed for a deal to go ahead because of rules covering sales by government entities. (see full story)

Source: Bloomberg, 18-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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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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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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South Korea could offer Surion work in Israel trainer bid

South Korea could offer Surion work in Israel trainer bid

This not the first time Israeli co-operation has been mooted in association with the Surion. At October’s Seoul air show programme partners KAI and Eurocopter proposed a Korea naval helicopter (KNH) based on the co-developed Surion. They said Israel’s Elbit Systems would be involved in the KNH. (see full story)

01-Dec-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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Sensors from Cassidian to protect Korean Utility Helicopters

Sensors from Cassidian to protect Korean Utility Helicopters

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will protect the “Surion” utility helicopter of the Korean Army against missile attacks. Following a multi-million euro contract from Korean Aircraft Industries, Cassidian will deliver a first batch of 24 of its proven AN/AAR-60 MILDS® systems (MILDS = Missile Launch Detection System), until 2013. The order comprises… Read more »

Source: Cassidian, 24-Jul-11

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres lands Korean helicopter deal

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres lands Korean helicopter deal

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres have announced it has secured a major deal with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to be the exclusive supplier of tyres for its new Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) – Surion. The aircraft is being developed to replace South Korea’s aging fleet of 500MD and UH-1H aircraft. The Surion made its first flight early… Read more »

Source: Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, 18-Feb-11

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Cobham to supply antennas and avionics for Korean utility helicopter

Cobham to supply antennas and avionics for Korean utility helicopter

MARLOW, United Kingdom: Cobham will provide antennas and avionics for the indigenous Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH), under a multi-million pound long term agreement with the manufacturer, Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd. Cobham Antenna Systems, part of the Cobham Defence Systems Division, will supply a suite of communications and navigation antennas manufactured in the UK alongside a… Read more »

Source: Cobham plc, 20-Dec-10

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Third prototype of Korean Utility Helicopter flies

Third prototype of Korean Utility Helicopter flies

During the 20-minute flight, the third prototype flew at an altitude of 2,000 feet with a cruising speed of 140 knots (260 kilometers) per hour, the report said.

Source: Brahmand, 22-Jun-10

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Korean Utility Helicopter takes first flight

Korean Utility Helicopter takes first flight

The first prototype of the Surion utility helicopter, co-developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter, successfully completed its first flight March 10, about seven months after its rollou

Source: Defense News, 12-Mar-10

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Korean Utility Helicopter rolled out, now called “Surion”

Korean Utility Helicopter rolled out, now called “Surion”

Source: Shephard, 01-Aug-09

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Elbit to equip new Korean helicopters with advanced helmet-mounted systems

Source: Rotorhub, 31-Mar-09

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