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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Eurocopter Strengthens Surion, KAI Commitment

The Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) Surion is the replacement for the Republic of Korea Army’s fleet of utility and transport helicopters. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI)

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter joint venture, KHDS, is reaching the end of its six-year development phase for the Surion. The Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) program is the replacement for the Republic of Korea (RoK) Army’s fleet of utility and transport helicopters. A naval variant of the Surion is also being developed for the RoK Navy. KHDS anticipates the first Surion deliveries in 2012. Eurocopter and KAI set up a sales and marketing joint venture, KAI-EC, in January 2011, projecting a market for around 250-300 Surions over the next decade.


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