Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.


New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Dec 18, 2012

Korea Aerospace Industries, Eurocopter Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter have proposed a Korea Naval Helicopter (KNH) based on the co-developed Surion. The proposed naval variant would be equipped to serve aboard warships with a displacement of 2,500t or more, said KAI at the Seoul air show. It would perform roles such as anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance. The KNH would be developed by KAI, Eurocopter and Israel's Elbit Systems, with this contingent on receiving orders from the Republic of Korea Navy, said KAI. The navy's interest in the KNH is unclear. Seoul's Defense Acquisition and Procurement Administration is expected to issue requests for proposals early next year for eight shipborne helicopters, but KAI said the proposed KNH will not be put forward for this requirement. Dec 13, 2011

Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman has signed agreements with four South Korean companies to participate in the RQ-4 Global Hawk programme, and also provided details about the aircraft's prospects in other...

To continue reading