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Police Face New Frontier with Surge in Drone Crimes

Police Face New Frontier with Surge in Drone Crimes

JEJU, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Apprehending criminals who secretly take illicit photographs on land is hard enough. Trying to prevent such crimes from happening in the sky is an even more difficult task. In the evening of August 4, a call was made to the Jeju Police Department reporting an unusual sight. Two drones were hovering [...]

Drones to the Rescue: Next-Generation Lifeguards Can Fly

Drones to the Rescue: Next-Generation Lifeguards Can Fly

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — One lucky beachgoer is safe and sound thanks to drone company Soomvi and telecommunications giant SK Telecom (SKT). Or at least that’s what a future scenario might look like. This past Friday, a drone on patrol a few meters above the sparkling blue of Wangsan Beach in Incheon “discovered” a [...]

Drones Becoming More and More Integral to Everyday Life

Drones Becoming More and More Integral to Everyday Life

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones, once the exclusive property of the military, have gone mainstream. Now, their use is only limited by one’s  imagination. Besides the military, law enforcement agencies may be the organizations that employ drones the most for their intended purpose. The police have increasingly begun to use drones to carry out [...]

Drone Events Enter the Mainstream Amid Growing Public Interest

Drone Events Enter the Mainstream Amid Growing Public Interest

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – As drone sales worldwide are forecast to reach 2.5 million units this year, the growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles in South Korea is seeing a number of drone events take place around the country. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) is holding a competition for 3D [...]

Drone Owners Increasingly Worried About Accidents: Survey

Drone Owners Increasingly Worried About Accidents: Survey

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – As the drone market continues to grow in South Korea, an increasing number of consumers are worried about drone accidents and crashes, according to the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA). A recent survey conducted by the KCA covering 1,500 adult consumers from across the country revealed that nearly 40 percent [...]

First South Korean Drone Academy Opens

First South Korean Drone Academy Opens

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A training institute that specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles has opened in Gangwon Province’s Yeongwol County. The county office of Yeongwol and the Korean Aero Models Association took part in the opening ceremony of the institute held last Saturday, featuring a series of events including drone shows and a [...]

Military Pushing to Deploy Drones for Air Base Defense

Military Pushing to Deploy Drones for Air Base Defense

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Air Force is pushing to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to better defend its air bases across the country, officials said Sunday. The Air Force has recently commissioned a research project into the use of drones for operations over air bases, the officials said. Currently closed-circuit [...]

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is planning to train 1,700 drone operators a year to meet growing demand in the commercial drone industry, the transport ministry said Tuesday.  The country will add four official centers aimed at training drone operators this month, bringing the total to 11, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure [...]