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