Next South Korean Helicopter Dominated By Civil Role

By Bradley Perrett
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
November 04, 2013
Credit: Bradley Perrett/AW

Commercial viability is increasingly dominating work on South Korea's next helicopter, which, having begun as a military program, will now aim first to build a civil rotorcraft and then a military version.

Depending on which foreign partner is chosen, the program could result in an almost-new helicopter conceived by Bell or a greatly revised aircraft from Eurocopter or Sikorsky, while AgustaWestland is proposing that South Korea take a current type with relatively few changes.

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