Safran signs Korean partnership
Safran and Hanwha of Korea have signed a Strategic Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding designed to expand the scope of collaboration between the two groups to include all of their subsidiaries' business sectors.
Safran and Hanwha have signed a Strategic Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding to expand cooperation to new programmes, to establish long term cooperation in the fields of propulsion, aeronautical and defence equipment, and to identify potential opportunities that would be beneficial to both parties and potential customers.
The two industrial groups began their cooperation in 2001 under a contract for the supply of inertial navigation systems to equip different types of vessels of the Korean Navy.
In 2016 Safran, with Hanwha as industrial partner, was selected to develop and supply the Arriel 2L2 engine of the new Korean helicopter LAH (Light Armed Helicopter) intended for the Korean Army.
Safran Helicopter Engines announced at the Paris Air Show this week that the Arriel 2L2 had made its first ground run.
On this basis, the two Groups have decided to go further in their relationship by signing a global strategic agreement. The partnership between Safran and Hanwha is designed to expand the scope of collaboration between the two groups to include all of their subsidiaries' business sectors. It will address local programs as well as the global market.