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S. Korea, Boeing to Push for Joint Research on Long-endurance Aerial Drones

S. Korea, Boeing to Push for Joint Research on Long-endurance Aerial Drones

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s arms procurement agency said Friday it will push for a joint research project on high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles with U.S. defense giant Boeing. Officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and Boeing agreed to collaborate on the project at the company’s headquarters in Washington on [...]

Jeju Island Launches Drone Delivery Service to Reach Remote Gapado Island

Jeju Island Launches Drone Delivery Service to Reach Remote Gapado Island

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Parcel delivery is now possible to Gapado, a unique island located between Jeju Island and Marado. Gapado’s distinctive shape resembles a stingray, which is why it got its name. This beautiful island is known for hosting the annual Gapado Green Barley Festival.  Jeju Island, in collaboration with the Ministry of [...]

Seoul City Launches Drone Photography Service for Han River Park Visitors

Seoul City Launches Drone Photography Service for Han River Park Visitors

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday that it will provide citizens visiting Yeouido’s Han River Park in western Seoul with free drone-captured videos. This drone video service will operate six times a day, accommodating one group per hour, exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays between August 18 and October 28. [...]

S. Korea Deploys Drone Detection System to Safeguard Nuclear Power Plants

S. Korea Deploys Drone Detection System to Safeguard Nuclear Power Plants

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A new system has been implemented to detect and eliminate illegal drone flights near five major nuclear power plants in South Korea. According to the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, a drone detection system project initiated in 2022 has been recently deployed at each major power plant across the [...]

Seoul to Launch Drone-based Real-time Traffic Management System

Seoul to Launch Drone-based Real-time Traffic Management System

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul is set to deploy drones at an altitude of 230 meters to effectively monitor and manage real-time traffic conditions. The city government on Monday announced its plans to establish a ‘traffic management system utilizing drones’ by September. This system will integrate the data captured by drones with existing [...]

Two Police Officers Acquire Patent for ‘Unsinkable Drone’

Two Police Officers Acquire Patent for ‘Unsinkable Drone’

ULSAN, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Two South Korean police officers have acquired a patent for a so-called “unsinkable drone” from the Korea Intellectual Property Office. The primary concept of the unsinkable drone proposed by lieutenant Cha Dae-seon and police administrator Lee Tae-wook from the Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency is that when the drone is [...]

Hanwha Aerospace to Secure Anti-drone Technology Using Physical Nets

Hanwha Aerospace to Secure Anti-drone Technology Using Physical Nets

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Hanwha Aerospace Co., a South Korean aircraft engine maker, is on track to secure anti-drone technology to cope with the threat of unmanned drones. The company announced on Wednesday that it had invested in Fortem Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based airspace defense and security specialist, under a Simple Agreement for [...]

Gov’t Draws Up Blueprint to Commercialize Robot and Drone Deliveries

Gov’t Draws Up Blueprint to Commercialize Robot and Drone Deliveries

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has put together a blueprint for the establishment of infrastructure for smart logistics, the land and transport ministry said Monday. The government plans to support private technology development and demonstration, as well as to cultivate a testbed dedicated to logistics to ensure early commercialization of unmanned deliveries, [...]

SK Telecom Inspects Cell Towers Using Drones and AI

SK Telecom Inspects Cell Towers Using Drones and AI

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, said Tuesday it developed a new cell tower safety inspection system using drones and image analysis artificial intelligence (AI). The newly-developed image analysis AI model checks the status of nuts and bolts by analyzing images taken by drones. Cell towers with [...]