Rostec State Corporation will offer its partners from South Korea the modernization of Ka-32 multipurpose helicopter fleet. The program for upgrading this type of helicopters was presented at Seoul ADEX 2019 (Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2019) on the exposition of Russian Helicopters’ official dealer RH Focus Corp. The producer suggests that avionics, engines and a firefighting system should be upgraded in rotorcrafts which have been used in South Korea since the 1990s. The Ka-32 upgrade program includes equipping the helicopter with a ‘glass cockpit’, more powerful VK-2500PS-02 engines and a new firefighting system.
All these units will be presented at Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX) held from October 15 through October 20. The modernized version of the helicopter was indexed as Ka-32A11M.”This exhibition is especially important for Rostec’s Aviation cluster, as we start cooperation in a new format: for the first time Russian Helicopters’ designs are shown on the exposition of our official dealer RH Focus Corp.
We have cooperated with this company in the sphere of after-sales service, and both our firms have benefited from this. There was a good reason why the upgraded Ka-32 helicopter has been selected for our joint exposition: a fleet of these rotorcrafts in Korea is fairly large, and they have proved their efficiency in terms of transporting cargo, search and rescue operations and firefighting,” said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky. “Our forests are lush green, made by contribution of the Korea Forest Service and the Russian