DX Korea 2022: KAI launches LUH for SOF

by Zaur Babashov | Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 | 547 views

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) unveiled a new helicopter variant to support special operations forces (SOF) at DX Korea 2022, which is being held in Seoul from 21 to 25 September.

The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) is a variant of KAI’s Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), which is in the final stages of development ahead of production for the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) from 2023.

According to KAI’s regional manager for international sales and marketing, Byoung Sam Choi, development of the LUH is being pitched for many mission sets, one of which is the Special operations Attack Helicopter (SAH).

Choi said that the LUH comprises a stripped-out LAH, providing greater space to carry troops both inside the cabin and on outboard benches similar to those used onboard Boeing’s MH-6M Little Bird as used by the US Special Operations Command.

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