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Korea Aerospace, Elbit Systems sign MOU

The firms have agreed to collaborate to expand the development of next-generation unmanned aircraft systems.

The firms have agreed to collaborate to expand the development of next-generation unmanned aircraft systems.

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Elbit Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at supporting the development of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) solutions for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions.

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The companies are expected to leverage their experience to support UAS programs for both the Republic of Korea Armed Forces and other global consumers.

Elbit Systems has a portfolio of more than 10 different unmanned platforms, ranging from tactical-drones to 1.5-ton medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAS.

Korea Aerospace Industries has played a key role in supporting Korea’s national capability, developing the KT-1 and T-50 Trainers, KUH-1 and LAH/LCH Helicopters, KFX Fighter (ongoing), and satellites and space launch vehicles.

KAI is also develops tactical UAS for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.

[Related: Elbit confirms new 120mm mortar round passes testing stage]

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