The KAI KUH-1 Surion is a twin-engine, transport utility helicopter developed primarily by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) jointly with Eurocopter. In 2006, the research and development phase of the Korea Helicopter Project - Korea Utility Helicopter (KHP-KUH), costing around 1.3 trillion won ($1.2 billion), was launched by the Agency for Defense Development.In 2012, full-scale production of the Surion commenced; KAI has been designated as the principal manufacturer of the type.
Crew: 2 pilots + 2 gunners(crews) + 9 troops, or 2 pilots + 15 passengers
Length: 19.0 m (with main Rotor), 15.09 m (without Rotor) (62.3 ft, 49.5 ft)
Rotor diameter: 15.8 m, tail 3.15 m (51.8 ft, 11.5 ft)
Height: 4.5 m (14.8 ft)
Empty weight: 5,136 kg (11,324 lb) (11,323 lb)
Useful load: 3,753 kg (8,274 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 8,709 kg (19,200 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Hanwha Techwin General Electric T700/701K (T700-GE-701C variant) turboshaft, max. 1,915 shp (max. 1,915 shp) each
Cruise speed: 283 km/h (153 kts)
Never exceed speed: 290 km/h (157 kts)
Service ceiling: 4,595 m (15,075 ft) ()
Rate of climb: 8.5 m/s (Vertical rate of Climb 1,700 ft/min)
Hovering ceiling: 2,717 m (8,915 ft)
Missiles: (planned in development) Air to ground missile
GPS, INS, Radar, Digital Map, FLIR(EO/IR), TCAS II, HTAWS, ELT, AIS, HUMS, IRS, EWC, MWR, LWR, RWR, CMDS, OBIGGS, etc.