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  • South Korean Utility Helo Rolled Out
    Posted by Robert Wall 11:29 AM on Jul 31, 2009

    The first Korean Utility Helicopter has been publicly presented.

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    The 8-metric-ton rotorcraft, developed by Korean Aerospace Industries and Eurocopter, is slated to have its first flight early next year. The program was formally launched in June 2006.

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    The plan is to build 245 of the helos for the South Korean army, with the helicopter to enter service in 2012.

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    KAI is the prime contractor, but Eurocopter has a key role, working on the gear boxes, rotor mast and autopilot and acting as a technical support organization to KAI.

    [Photos: Eurocopter]

    Tags: ar99, KAI, KUH, Eurocopter

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