Safran Helicopter Engines will supply two engine types to South Korea's Korea Aerospace Industries, the Defense Acquisition Program Admin. and Hanwha Techwin. KAI's light civil helicopter will be powered with Safran's Arriel 2C2 engine, and DAPA, KAI and Hanwha's light armed helicopter will be powered with the Arriel 2L2.
Certified in 2002, the 2L2 is the newest engine in the Arriel family. Safran has signed an agreement with Hanwha for a joint development and manufacturing of it in Changwon, South Korea.
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