Cobham will provide antennas and avionics for the indigenous Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH), under a multi-million dollar long term agreement with the manufacturer, Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Cobham Antenna Systems will supply a suite of communications and navigation antennas manufactured in the U.K. alongside a navigation transceiver manufactured in the U.S. by sister Division Cobham Avionics and Surveillance.
Developed in conjunction with Eurocopter, the twin engined KUH “Surion” will be manufactured in Sacheon, South Korea. It will carry two pilots and up to 16 troops. South Korea plans to produce 245 over the next decade to replace aging UH-1H and MD 500 helicopters.
“We are delighted that KAI has again selected Cobham for a major new program,” said Cobham Antenna Systems Vice President Fred Cahill. “This agreement demonstrates Cobham’s strong presence in international markets and our reputation as a low risk provider of the best equipment available.”