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​ADEX: KAI unveils medevac version of Surion

The medical evacuation version of the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KUH-1 Surion helicopter made its public debut at this year's Seoul ADEX show.

The medevac Surion is equipped with six stretchers, a main-cabin seat for a doctor, and a medical cabinet. It also has weather radar and a rescue hoist.

Apart from the medevac helicopter on display at the KAI stand, the type also participated in the flying display and appeared in the static park.

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The Korean army has yet to order the medevac version of the aircraft, but KAI is confident of receiving an order as the fleet grows.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that 72 Surion in service, of which 65 utility versions are with the South Korean Army. The national police operate three, and KAI has four. KAI has orders for 60 additional units, including 27 more to the army, and 30 to the nation's marines.

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