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Northrop Grumman details coverage at Defense Expo Korea 2018

Northrop Grumman details coverage at Defense Expo Korea 2018

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight its advanced global security capabilities at Defense Expo Korea 2018 (DX Korea), booth 8D-31, in Ilsanseo-gu, Republic of Korea (ROK), Sept. 12-16. Known for its integrated digital avionics mission equipment package and capabilities in autonomous systems, C4ISR and multi-generation fighter interoperability, Northrop Grumman will feature its world-leading technology… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 14-Sep-18

Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea has recently launched a tender for 12 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy). ROK Navy hopes to be operational by 2020 with the new helicopters. Proposals will be accepted until 28 September 2018. The candidates that are in the running for the $400… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Seoul National University Leverages VABS software

Seoul National University Leverages VABS software

AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, announced today Seoul National University is leveraging its powerful VABS software to accelerate and optimize design of composite helicopter rotor blades and high aspect ratio wings. Seoul National University has used VABS for a variety of structural optimization projects in… Read more »

Source: AnalySwift, 08-Jun-18

Boeing awarded $96M contract for Production of 36 AH-64E Apaches

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $96,383,695 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) foreign military sales (Republic of Korea) contract for production support services in support of the 36 AH-64E Apache helicopters. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-May-18

Korean Air Lines awarded $9 contract for helicopter maintenance for the Air Force of the Republic of Korea

Korean Air Lines awarded $9 contract for helicopter maintenance for the Air Force of the Republic of Korea

Korean Air Lines Co. LTD, Seoul, Republic of Korea, was awarded a $9,091,396 modification (P00002) to Foreign Military Sales (Republic of Korea) contract W91QVN-17-D-0003 to provide join depot level maintenance service for helicopter maintenance for the Air Force of the Republic of Korea. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Apr-18

South Korea conducts AH-64 missile drills

South Korea conducts AH-64 missile drills

The South Korean Army test fired their Stinger missiles from Apache helicopters this past Wednesday, reports Reuters. The air-to-air missile firing drill was a success, according to the army.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Dec-17

Two SAR H225s ordered by National 119 Rescue in Korea

Two SAR H225s ordered by National 119 Rescue in Korea

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea’s National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters. The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225. This new purchase will bring the fleet of the country’s primary provider of firefighting and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Dec-17

Korea seeks $400M offset within Navy helicopter deal

Korea seeks $400M offset within Navy helicopter deal

South Korea is looking for an offset package to the value of $400M for the supply of new naval helicopters. They are looking for technology transfers or export support for military equipment, reports Yonhap News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Nov-17

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Helikorea acquires a AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

Helikorea acquires a AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

Entrol has received an order for a H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 simulator from Helikorea. This H19 FTD Level 5 based on the AW109 will be the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea, in the city of Daejeon. The FTD is equipped with a cylindrical visual system, a South Korean database… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 09-Oct-17

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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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KAI Surion is unreliable, says audit agency

KAI Surion is unreliable, says audit agency

After an audit was performed on South Korea’s Surion helicopter, evidence was found that the craft is unreliable for flight missions. The Board of Audit and Inspection found that the helicopter doesn’t have anti-icing capabilities or lightening protection, has a leak in the engine and even has malfunctions in the windshield and fuselage. A prosecutorial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jul-17

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Sikorsky delivers second Coast Guard S92 to South Korea

Sikorsky delivers second Coast Guard S92 to South Korea

The South Korea Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its second S-92® helicopter for search and rescue following a ceremony today. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The South Korea Coast Guard has operated a single S-92 helicopter since March 2014.  To date, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Jun-17

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Heli-One Completes Two H225 Inspections for National 119

Heli-One Completes Two H225 Inspections for National 119

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has completed inspections for two Airbus H225 aircraft (1-year and 8-year inspections) for South Korea’s National 119. The inspections were completed simultaneously (ten days for 1-year and 7 weeks for 8-year inspection) at two Korean bases in Seoul and Busan, allowing the… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-May-17

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08-May-17 HL9414 Kamov Ka32 Samcheok, Korea (1F)

Helicopter struck wires and made an emergency landing into shallow water – but ended upright with little apparent damage from available press images.  However, one crew member knocked unconscious in the manoeuvre and later died in hospital from his injuries Civil registration HL9414, and also carries Korea Forest Service fleet code FP 608

08-May-17

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Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to announce the signing of its first support contract in South Korea with Aero Peace. This 5Star Plans Business agreement will cover the Arriel 1D1 engine powering Aero Peace’s AS350B2. The contract has been announced during Rotorcraft Asia in Singapore, in the presence of Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 27-Apr-17

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Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased a Leonardo AW169 to HeliKorea to accelerate its expansion into Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations in South Korea. The helicopter was sourced from Milestone’s order book with the manufacturer. “We are excited to begin this new partnership with… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 07-Mar-17

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South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-17

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First South Korean Female Pilot Instructor

First South Korean Female Pilot Instructor

The South Korean Army has appointed Jung Eun-hee as their first-ever female pilot instructor. Jung was chosen from a select few who qualified for the position to teach. Her duties include teaching, training and evaluating potential pilots. Jung’s journey began in 1999 when she enlisted as a staff sergeant. She applied for the pilot training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

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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

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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

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US Army OH-58D Kiowa Scouts on final Korean deployment

US Army OH-58D Kiowa Scouts on final Korean deployment

America’s OH-58D Kiowa Scout helicopters of the 82nd Airborne Division are in for their final deployment to South Korea. When they arrive home, they will be replaced with AH-64 Apaches which are better suited for complex battlegrounds. The Kiowas will be available to the National Guard, be put on the market for foreign sales and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-16

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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

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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

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Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year.The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 23-Aug-16

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Thales helmet-mounted sight and display selected for South Korea Light Attack Helicopter

Thales helmet-mounted sight and display selected for South Korea Light Attack Helicopter

Thales announces that Scorpion® helmet-mounted sight and display (HMSD) has been selected for Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) for South Korean Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) and to equip after completion on LAH EMD. At the end of an open competition, KAI made the choice of efficiency, modern technology and reliability. Thales will provide 400 HMSD… Read more »

Source: Thales, 14-Jul-16

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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

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RH Focus Corp expecting to represent Russian Helicopters in Korea

RH Focus Corp expecting to represent Russian Helicopters in Korea

Russian Helicopters holding and South Korean company RH Focus Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding. The document was signed by Alexander Mikheev, director general of Russian Helicopters, and the director general of RH Focus Corp. The subject of the memorandum of understanding is creation of a service center based on a dealer model that renders… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

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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

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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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Heli-One completes on-site H225 support in South Korea

Heli-One completes on-site H225 support in South Korea

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, was selected by South Korea’s National 119 to provide a 12-month inspection for their Airbus H225 helicopter. National 119 is the primary provider of firefighting and rescue services in South Korea, flying a fleet of Airbus aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 23-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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Bristow starts first contract in South Korea with AW139

Bristow starts first contract in South Korea with AW139

After many months of hard work and coordination to overcome numerous obstacles, Bristow began its first-ever commercial flight for a contract at Busan, South Korea September 25, 2015, marking an important milestone for the Asia Pacific Region. The company will utilize an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, along with a back-up Sikorsky S-76C+ from local partner HeliKorea… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 27-Oct-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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Rockwell Collins display military avionics and comms at ADEX 2015

Rockwell Collins display military avionics and comms at ADEX 2015

Rockwell Collins will showcase the latest in communication and avionics technology at this year’s Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition. Attendees are invited to the Rockwell Collins exhibit (Hall D, Stand D89) to discover why the company is leading the way in helping bring mission success to militaries around the world. “We have continued to… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 19-Oct-15

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Russian Helicopters to maintain Korean Ka32 engines

Russian Helicopters to maintain Korean Ka32 engines

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has welcomed a delegation from South Korea’s Civil Aviation Authority and Heli Korea to its Aviation Repair Plant No. 150. Following the visit the South Korean side extended a certificate for maintenance of Ka-32 helicopter engines. Russian Helicopters will therefore continue to provide maintenance of TV3-117 engines, VR-252… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Oct-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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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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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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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $45,352,938 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Korea, Turkey, UAE) to supply Extended Range Fuel Systems and associated support equipment for the CH-47 helicopter. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 3019. Bids were solicited via the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-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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Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

Robertsons Fuels Systems, Tempe, Arizona, (W58RGZ-14-D-0116) was awarded a $47,916,209 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for auxiliary fuel systems including reduced size crashworthy external fuel systems and internal auxiliary fuel system combo packs for the Apache AH-64 helicopter for domestic and foreign military sales. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-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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