The Surion – also known as the KUH-1 or Korean Utility Helicopter – is an advanced twin-engine tactical transport helicopter in the 8-ton class. Developed by Korean Aerospace Industries with cooperation from Eurocopter, the Surion will be a major part of the rotary-wing capability of the Republic of Korea armed forces, with 245 aircraft planned for the Republic of Korea Army. Additional versions – including export variants – are either in development or planned to be developed.
Surion has a multitude of sensors distributed over the interior as well as the exterior of the aircraft in order to provide excellent situational awareness to the crew, both in adverse weather as well as in potentially hostile airspace. At the factory, Harmolign is used to precisely align all sensors to the aircraft coordinate system and to each other to very tight tolerances, and this boresight/harmonization process can be repeated in the field by any aircraft technician, following graphical on-screen directions.
Metronor’s Harmolign boresight/harmonization solution for Surion demonstrates the system’s capability to cover the entire aircraft envelope, and also highlights the modularity enabling major cost savings in using the same hardware for multiple sensor locations.