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KAI Surion Light Utility Helicopter

Role

Light utility, twin-engine helicopter

Crew

Two pilots, two gunners, nine troops; or two pilots and 16 troops

Capacity

18

Country

Republic of Korea

Maiden Flight

10 March, 2010

Entry into Service

2012

Length

15m

Height

4.5m

Width

3.3m

Main Rotor Diameter

15.8m

Tail rotor Diameter

3.15m

Empty Weight

4,817kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

8,709kg

Loaded Weight

3,753kg

Type

GE T-700 turboshaft engine

Number of Engines

Two

Power

1,383kW

Maximum Cruising Speed

259km/h

Range

260km

Service Ceiling

3,000m

Rate of Climb

2.53m/s

Endurance

Two hours

Missile Type

BGM-71 TOW or 4 rocket pod

Number of Missiles

Six

Manufacturer

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter

Operators

Republic of Korea Army, Republic of Korea Air Force

Contractors / Suppliers

General Electric: engine<br />Eurocopter: main gear box, boom, tail gear boxes, automatic flight control system, and rotor mast<br />Elbit Systems: helmet-mounted display (HMD)
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