It said that it had the technology to remodel the Surion utility helicopter into a naval helicopter equipped with high-functional sonar and radar systems for anti-submarine warfare, reconnaissance and search and rescue operations.
“We are hoping to get the Navy to say, ‘Yes, we need Korean-made helicopters,'” a KAI official said.
|KAI seeks to remodel the Surion as a multimission maritime helicopter by securing a development contract with the Korean Navy by the year’s end. (KAI)|
The Navy currently uses AgustaWestland’s AW159 without an automatic folding blade system.
KAI said it seeks to export its maritime helicopters to countries after sealing a deal with the Korean Navy.