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  • KAI KUH-1 Surion

    Derived from Eurocopter Super Puma/Cougar


    KAI 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

    KUH-1 Surion News

    Garmin G5000H Glass Cockpit for KAI Surion, 13-Mar-20 : #GlassCockpit Garmin awarded the Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for it G5000H integrated flight deck glass cockpit on the KUH-1 Surion helicopter

    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

    KAI Tested KUH-1 Surion Firefighter Variant, 22-Dec-17 : Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) tested the Simplex Model 338 fire attack system capable of holding 2000-liters in the KUH-1 Surion

    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.

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    Engine: 2 x GE T701K 1855 shp
    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
    south korea Daehanminguk Haegun
    south korea Haeyang-gyeongchal-cheong
    Construction Numbers on database of KUH-1 Surion or its versions


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