Commercial viability is increasingly dominating work on South Korea’s next helicopter, which, having begun as an military program, will now aim first to build a civil rotorcraft and then fashion a military version from it. A committee chaired by Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin is due to meet in mid-November to decide whether to go ahead next year with full-scale development of the Light Civil Helicopter and Light Armed Helicopter (LCH-LAH) program. Then the government may decide next ...

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