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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

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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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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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