Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced the start of the testing process in the Light Attack Helicopter Program. During the tests; platform will undergo a process of extensive tests of power, avionics and weapons systems.
On the platform where the Korean Army planned to procure 214 units, the trial process began with engine tests on the ground. Airbus Helicopters production The H155 based platform equipped with 20 mm gatling type three barreled gun. Besides, the helicopter has stations for carrying a rocket pod on its sides, an EO / IR imager at the nose and missile warning systems on tail. In the helicopter equipped with the Fenestron type tail rotor, upward directed exhausts are preferred for reducing infrared signature.