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KAI and Airbus Helicopters ink a supply contract for LAH and KUH helicopters

12th September 2023 - 05:14 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


KAI was awarded a first production contract for ten Light Attack Helicopters for the ROK Army in December 2022. (Image: KAI)

Airbus Helicopters and KAI have agreed a contract covering the supply of helicopter components for the latter over the next decade.

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Airbus Helicopters signed a serial production order contract on 30 August

covering ten years’ worth of components for up to 300 Light Attack Helicopters (LAH) plus Surion (KUH-1) helicopters.

The agreement was signed at KAI’s headquarters in Sacheon, Gyeongnam.

KAI stated: ‘This contract was concluded to overcome the unstable global supply chain through cooperation between the two companies and to improve competitiveness in the global market based on mutually stable supply.’

The South Korean conglomerate added: ‘KAI is expected to strengthen its competitiveness in receiving domestic and international orders in the future by establishing a flexible

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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