KAI performs flight test with Simplex Model 338 FAS on the KUH-1 Surion

Simplex® Aerospace announced it’s newest Fire Attack System, the Model 338 for the KUH-1 Surion has performed a successful flight test in South Korea. With the first of two units being delivered to Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) in October 2017, the Model 338 is capable of holding 2000-liters and boasts a sub 5-second drop.

Mark Zimmerman, Simplex® Aerospace President and CEO, stated, “The 338 systems will drastically help local firefighters to better manage wildland fires in all of Korea. By adapting our system to the new KUH-1 Surion Helicopter, we have developed a solid platform for the future of wildland firefighting in Korea, and Asia altogether.”

Founded in 1946, Simplex has built a reputation as the leader in design, manufacturing, and certification of aerial application systems and mission equipment for helicopters. Simplex maintains its industry leadership by incorporating the latest technology in designing and manufacturing systems from high-strength, low-weight composite materials to produce reliable and cost-effective solutions for firefighting, agriculture, utility maintenance and other aerial applications. For more information, please visit our website www.simplex.aero.