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Unmanned aircraft system solution for ISTAR missions goal of KAI-Elbit collab

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March 17, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

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Unmanned aircraft system solution for ISTAR missions goal of KAI-Elbit collab
Elbit Systems photo.

KOREA. The Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) and Elbit Systems Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 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 global customers. The companies will cooperate to develop the next generation UAS solutions for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions.

Elbit Systems is a UAS manufacturer with a portfolio of multiple unmanned platforms from tactical-drones up to 1.5 ton Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAS (MALE). 

Korea Aerospace Industries has been taking a leading role in the Korean national aerospace industry with development of the KT-1 and T-50 Trainers, KUH-1 and LAH/LCH Helicopters, KFX Fighter (on-going), and satellites and space launch vehicles. KAI is also in the Korean national UAS industry by developing the tactical UAS for the Korean Defense Forces.

 
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