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    NEWS | KAI LCH / LAH in Korea Aerospace Industries

    Korea Aerospace Industries LAH First Flight

    South Korean’ KAI Light Attack Helicopter, or LAH, performed its maiden flight. It is based on the Airbus H155


    Korea Aerospace Industries LAH First Flight

    Helis, July 04, 2019 - Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Light Attack Helicopter (LAH) succesfully completed its first flight at the company’s Sacheon production plant.

    The crew of two pilots conducted a 20 minute flight.

    “I am thankful to all the people who made efforts for the successful first flight of the LAH,” says KAI chief executive Kim Jo-won.

    The LAH was co-developed with Airbus which supplied its H155/EC155B1 as the basis for the new helicopter which is expected to replace the AH-1 Cobra and MD500 in the South Korean Army.

    Is powered by the also new Safran Arriel 2L2 engine. A civilian derivative, the Light Civilian Helicopter or LCH, will be developed next and will use the Arriel 2C2.

    The Army intends to buy up to 214 LAH helicopters starting 2022.

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    KAI LCH / LAH in Korea Aerospace Industries
    Safran (Turbomeca) Arriel 2L2
    See also Korean Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) First Engine Run




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