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KAI muestra su helicóptero ligero de ataque

Korea Aerospace Industries unveils prototype of light attack helicopter

KAI’s Light Attack Helicopter (Picture source: Korea Aerospace Industries)

As reported by Lim Chang-won on Aju Business Daily, it is the first light armed helicopter (LAH) developed by South Korea’s sole aircraft maker, Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), to replace the old MD500s and 70 AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters. The prototype was shown in a ceremony Tuesday at KAI’s headquarters in the southern city of Sacheon. “LAH is a major achievement in the domestic defense industry because it is a highly maneuverable helicopter with advanced navigation equipment,” Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk said in a speech. LAH is based on H-155, a twin-engine helicopter created by European aircraft maker Airbus.

Development, which began in June 2015, will be completed in late 2022.As reported by Lim Chang-won on Aju Business Daily, it is the first light armed helicopter (LAH) developed by South Korea’s sole aircraft maker, Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), to replace the old MD500s and 70 AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters. The prototype was shown in a ceremony Tuesday at KAI’s headquarters in the southern city of Sacheon. “LAH is a major achievement in the domestic defense industry because it is a highly maneuverable helicopter with advanced navigation equipment,” Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk said in a speech. LAH is based on H-155, a twin-engine helicopter created by European aircraft maker Airbus. Development, which began in June 2015, will be completed in late 2022.

The LAH carrying a 20mm machine gun and four anti-tank missiles or 70mm rocket pods has the maximum takeoff weight of 4.9 tons. It is capable of flying at the maximum speed of 324 kilometers (201 miles) per hour. Some experts have argued that the LAH is an outdated model. KAI plans to attach “Cheongeom”, a …read more

Source:: FDRA Defensa Republica Argentina

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