Friday, May 14, 2021

KAI releases new images of its armed MUH-1 helicopter variant

Korea Aerospace Industries, better known as KAI, has released concept images of its new variant of MUH-1 helicopter that company developed to enhance the ability which the Marine Corps carries out the multi-dimensional high-speed land and take-off operations.

South Korean aerospace giant has disclosed view of new MUH-1 Marineon variant armed with guided missiles, air-to-air missiles, 70mm rocket pods, and a 20mm gun.

The MUH-1, or Marine Utility Helicopter, is the Surion-variant Amphibious helicopter. It has a 96 percent part commonality with the Surion. Modifications include an integrated flotation system, auxiliary fuel tank, and specialized radio equipment.

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The new helicopter also has a folding main rotor to serve aboard Dokdo-class amphibious assault ships.

The Republic of Korea Marine Corps is currently in the process of acquiring 24 attack helicopters as part of its Marine Attack Helicopter program.

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Gu Min-Chul is a defense reporter, covering the Korean defense industrial base and all related issues.

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