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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Airbus, KAI to partner on Korean light helicopter

Dauphin based attack helicopterAirbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will together develop two five-ton helicopters based on the Airbus H155 Dauphin, to fill South Korea’s need for both a civil and light armed military helicopter in the class.

The agreement, believed to be worth about US$1.5 billion, will cover development and production of around 300 helicopters, the majority of which will be the military version.

The civil version is expected to enter service in 2020, followed by the light armed helicopter in 2022.

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