KAI rolls out Light Armed

Helicopter Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) rolled out the prototype of its Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) on December 19, 2018.

The helicopter is designed to replace the Republic of Korea Army’s fleet of Bell AH-1S Cobra and McDonnell Douglas MD500 Defender helicopters and KAI plans to produce at least 200 LAHs.

The helicopter has been developed by KAI in partnership with Airbus Helicopters and is derived from the H155B1 Dauphin. KAI says the first flight of the LAH will occur in May 2019. Nigel Pittaway