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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have agreed to collaborate in manned and unmanned teaming solutions.
Under the memorandum of understanding, Korea’s light armed helicopters will be equipped with IAI’s unmanned system to realize manned/unmanned operations.
The marriage between KAI’s system integration technology and IAI’s unmanned system capabilities will be helpful to expanding the helicopters` mission capabilities, the two companies said.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) military forces are preparing to launch manned/unmanned teaming operations through fast-track pilot programs for early deployment.
In the short-term, Korea’s unmanned aerial vehicles will be equipped with LAH’s system to allow a helicopter pilot to control UAVs and use video intelligence.
The manned/unmanned teaming system can maximize combat effectiveness with less staff and budget resources and has high growth potential, KAI said.
KAI and IAI signed contracts for the production of the main wing of the G280 in 2019 and the production of the G280 fuselage in 2020.
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