KAI KUH-1 Surion

Derived from Eurocopter super puma/cougar


KUH-1 Surion
The Korea Utility Helicopter program was awarded in 2006 to KAI/Eurocopter and full-scale production started in 2012.

Eurocopter was in charge of the power transmission, main gear box, boom and tail gearboxes, automatic flight control system and rotor mast.

Power is provided by a pair of General Electric / Hanwha Techwin T700-ST-701K turboshaft engines.

As of 2016, near 60 were already built

Model News

KAI Surion Coast Guard Variant with GVH’ Wet Deck, 06-Feb-18 : Singapore Airshow 2018 Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) selected GVH Aerospace wet deck for the Coast Guard variant of the Surion. Wet deck (or sea tray) provides a water-proof protective covering to the cabin floor

Rockwell Collins Weather Radar for Korean Surion, 14-Feb-16 : Singapore Airshow 2016 Rockwell Collins has delivered its first RTA-4100 MultiScanTM Weather Radar to KAI for the MedEvac variant of the Korean Utility Helicopter Surion

Airbus Defence and Space Warning System for Surion, 18-Mar-15 : 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.

LORD Active Vibration Control System for Medevac Surion, 04-Mar-15 : Heli-Expo 2015 LORD Corporation has announced the award of an Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the KUH MEDEVAC variant of the KUH Surion.

KAI Surion Marine Variant First Flight, 23-Jan-15 : Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) said that its Korean Utility Helicopter for Korean Marines Corps has completed a first test flight successfully on January 19 in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province.


Engine: 2 x GE T700-GE-701C 1870shp
Capacity: 2 + 16
Length: (m) 19
Height: (m) 4.5
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 15.8
Disc area: (m2) 196
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 4970     Max: 8700
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 259
Range: (km) 530
Ceiling: (m)     Max: 3050
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 518

List of Operators of KAI KUH-1 Surion

From Organisation with model KUH-1 Surion
south korea Korea Aerospace Industries
south korea Daehanminguk Yuk-gun
south korea Korean National Police Agency
Construction Numbers on database of KUH-1 Surion or its versions


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