South Korea to trial suicide UAVs and offensive drones next year

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Read: 1003     14:09     04 December 2020    

South Korea is reportedly planning to trial suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and offensive drones next year as it seeks to bolster its capabilities to better respond to future battle environments.

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration of the country has entered contracts with companies to procure three types of drones, Yonhap News Agency reported citing the arms procurement agency.

The procurement will include suicide UAVs, drones capable of firing ground targets and small-sized drones for surveillance and offensive operations.

The agency intends to deploy the drones for trials in the next three to six months.

Defense Acquisition Program Administration agency chief Wang Jung-hong was quoted by the news agency as saying: “The rapid acquisition project is aimed at applying the private sector’s fast-evolving new technologies to the military.

“It is expected to be an innovative model to improve defence capabilities down the road.”

The acquisition will be made under a rapid acquisition project, which was launched in May to facilitate the procurement of new military technologies.

Last month, the South Korean Government reportedly approved mass production of a new kind of tactical ground-based missile after its neighbour North Korea unveiled new kind of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at a military parade.

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South Korea to trial suicide UAVs and offensive drones next year

2020/12/optimize-1607074680.jpg
Read: 1004     14:09     04 December 2020    

South Korea is reportedly planning to trial suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and offensive drones next year as it seeks to bolster its capabilities to better respond to future battle environments.

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration of the country has entered contracts with companies to procure three types of drones, Yonhap News Agency reported citing the arms procurement agency.

The procurement will include suicide UAVs, drones capable of firing ground targets and small-sized drones for surveillance and offensive operations.

The agency intends to deploy the drones for trials in the next three to six months.

Defense Acquisition Program Administration agency chief Wang Jung-hong was quoted by the news agency as saying: “The rapid acquisition project is aimed at applying the private sector’s fast-evolving new technologies to the military.

“It is expected to be an innovative model to improve defence capabilities down the road.”

The acquisition will be made under a rapid acquisition project, which was launched in May to facilitate the procurement of new military technologies.

Last month, the South Korean Government reportedly approved mass production of a new kind of tactical ground-based missile after its neighbour North Korea unveiled new kind of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at a military parade.

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Tags: #SouthKorea