Avionics and antennas from Cobham to be supplied for South Korea’s utility helicopter

MARLOW, England, 20 Dec. 2010. Cobham will provide antennas and avionics for the indigenous Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH), under a multi-million dollar long term agreement with the manufacturer, Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Dec 20th, 2010

Posted by John McHale

MARLOW, England, 20 Dec. 2010. Cobham will provide antennas and avionics for the indigenous Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH), under a multi-million dollar long term agreement with the manufacturer, Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Cobham Antenna Systems, part of the Cobham Defense Systems Division, will supply a suite of communications and navigation antennas manufactured in England alongside a navigation transceiver manufactured in the U.S. by sister division Cobham Avionics and Surveillance.

Developed in conjunction with Eurocopter, the twin engine KUH "Surion" will be manufactured in Sacheon, South Korea. It will carry two pilots and as many as 16 troops, with a maximum takeoff weight of 8,700 kilograms. South Korea plans to produce 245 over the next decade to replace aging UH-1H and MD 500 helicopters.

KAI's selection of Cobham follows a multi-year trials program and further enhances a long-standing relationship which has already seen the company's equipment selected for KAI's KT-1 turboprop trainer and T-50 supersonic advanced jet trainer/fighter.

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