Ivan Zakharchenko. The South Korean Company Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) began Deliveries to the state bodies of the Republic of Korea, which depend on foreign equipment, as well as among them from Russia, said on the first day of the week the online version of the newspaper.
according to her, the Company signed a contract for production and delivery of the first helicopter Surion, the forestry Department of South Korea to 2017 $ 20, 5 billion won (20 million dollars). The size of the market for these helicopters is estimated at 1, 8 trillion KRW (about 1, 5 billion dollars).
The FDA has until now used the 45 foreign-made helicopters, and among them 30 Russian KA-32.
"The expansion of supplies of Russian helicopters to the state structures will allow to prevent a huge leak of currency abroad ", - quotes the print edition opinion Chapter Ha Dream KAI Yona. According to him, such Delivery "will increase the interest and trust from foreign buyers and will have a positive impact on the export" of South Korea.
in September, the Ministry of land and transport, South Korea said to hold emergency engine testing Ka-32 from-for possible malfunctions that were discovered in the engines of eight Russian helicopters, operated in South Korea.
later "Helicopters of Russia" has declared its readiness to repair the power plant, but stressed that the environmental issues of the exploitation is a supplier of engines - the Ukrainian Company " Motor Sich ".
The supply of helicopters Ka-32 for the needs of South Korean operators have been since 1993. These Helicopters to the maximum adapted for firefighting, search and rescue, coast guard in addition, the Ka-32 is used in the commercial sector for the transportation of cargo, construction and Assembly works.