The Korea Coast Guard has welcomed its third S-92 search and rescue helicopter from aviation company Sikorsky.

The newest addition to the Asian country’s S-92 fleet guarantees an enhanced maritime security capability for safety and life-saving missions.

Since 2014, the Korean Coast Guard has completed 195 rescues and has accrued more than 2,700 flight hours.

“The S-92 gives the Korea Coast Guard a strategic advantage when it comes to saving lives,” Sikorsky’s Vice President Leon Silva said.

“Every second counts, which is why the agile, all-weather S-92 is mission ready, all the time.”

According to Lockheed Martin, the global S-92 helicopter fleet recently achieved two million flight hours invarious missions including search, rescue, and oil and gas transportation in 28 countries.

The aircraft manufacturer is expected to deliver its fourth S-92 helicopter to South Korea next year.


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