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
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
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.