KAI unveils prototype of light armed helicopter

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KAI unveils prototype of light armed helicopter

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the country’s sole aircraft manufacturer, unveiled a prototype of a Korean-made light armed helicopter (LAH) on Tuesday.

KAI began to develop the 4.9-ton LAH in June 2015 and assembled the prototype helicopter last month.

It aims to complete the development of the LAH - set to be used by the Army - by 2023, the company said in a statement.

“The company will make a series of ground tests from January to see if the prototype helicopter’s engine and other systems work properly before it makes a test flight in May [2019] through July 2022,” a company spokesman said.

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