KAI KUH-1 Surion

ICAO aircraft code KUH-1
Country Korea, South
New price USD 18 million (2013)

The KAI KUH-1 Surion is a twin-engine, transport utility helicopter developed primarily by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) jointly with Eurocopter.

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KAI KUH-1 Surion specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
KUH-1
Manufacturer
Korea Aerospace Industries
Manufactured
2010 - Present
Country
Korea, South
New purchase price
USD 18 million (2013)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Garmin G3000, TACS II
Engine:
2x General Electric T700/701K
Turboshaft
Power:
1,915 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
157 Kts
291 Km/h
Travel range:
286 Nm
530 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
15,100 feet
Rate of Climb:
1700 feet / minute
8.64meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
8,709 Kg
19,200 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
7,764 Kg
17,117 lbs
Max Payload:
3,573 Kg
7,877 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
347 gallon
1,314 liter

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About the KAI KUH-1 Surion

The KAI KUH-1 Surion is a twin-engine, transport utility helicopter developed primarily by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) jointly with Eurocopter. In 2006, the research and development phase of the Korea Helicopter Project – Korea Utility Helicopter (KHP-KUH), costing around ₩1.3 trillion (equivalent to ₩1.67 trillion or US$1.48 billion in 2017), was launched by the Agency for Defense Development in 2006. In 2012, full-scale production of the Surion commenced; KAI has been designated as the principal manufacturer of the type.

An initial force of around 245 Surions have been ordered by the Republic of Korea Army to replace their aging fleets of UH-1H utility helicopters and 500MD light utility helicopters, which have been in service for decades. KAI shall also construct civilian and law enforcement variants of the helicopter.

In 2017, the Surion was the centerpiece of an embezzlement scandal involving parent company KAI, the South Korean Ministry of National Defense and its Defense Acquisition Program Administration.

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