(15 Mar 2021)
Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with Elbit Systems to expand
cooperation in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
The cooperation will address potential UAS
programs for the Korean Defense Forces, as well as additional
The companies will cooperate to develop the next
generation UAS solutions for intelligence, surveillance, target
acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions, based on both
companies’ technological experience in the unmanned field.
Korea Aerospace Industries has been taking a
leading role in the Korean national aerospace industry with
successful development of the KT-1 and T-50 Trainers, KUH-1 and
LAH/LCH Helicopters, KFX Fighter (on-going), satellites, and
space launch vehicles. KAI is also the pioneer in the Korean
national UAS industry by developing the tactical UAS for the
Korean Defense Forces.
Elbit Systems currently has a
portfolio of more than 10 different unmanned platforms from
tactical-drones up to 1.5 ton Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAS
Elbit Systems’ UAS are in operational service for decades
and have been selected by more than 30 different customers in five
continents, among them Israel, the UK, Switzerland, Canada,
France, Brazil, Chile and others.
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