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S. Korea Develops Autonomous Technology for UAVs

S. Korea Develops Autonomous Technology for UAVs

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run defense development agency said Tuesday it has developed a new technology for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to autonomously steer clear of threats and dangers. The technology allows UAVs to automatically seek flight paths to avoid threats at close distances and decide the sequence to complete their tasks, [...]

S. Korea to Kick Off Unmanned Surveillance Vehicle Development in Earnest

S. Korea to Kick Off Unmanned Surveillance Vehicle Development in Earnest

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will push for the development of a state-of-the-art unmanned surveillance vehicle in earnest after years of preliminary research into the project, the arms procurement agency said Thursday. According to the Defense Acquisition Administration (DAPA), it successfully wrapped up the exploratory development of the robotic vehicle for surveillance [...]

S. Korea Again Faces Debate over Female Military Draft

S. Korea Again Faces Debate over Female Military Draft

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has again been thrown into a debate over whether women should be drafted into the military alongside men, with political and social circles calling for its serious consideration amid chronically low birth rates. One of the recent triggers was an online petition demanding female conscription on Cheong [...]

S. Korea to Develop Military Transport Aircraft

S. Korea to Develop Military Transport Aircraft

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), South Korea’s sole aircraft manufacturer, said Sunday it aims to develop its own transport and multipurpose aircraft for the military. KAI has reached a consensus with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration on the need to develop transport and multipurpose aircraft to meet domestic demand [...]

Plastic Bottles Used to Make Military and Police Uniforms

Plastic Bottles Used to Make Military and Police Uniforms

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is stepping up to distribute uniforms recycled from plastic bottles to the military and the police. The Ministry of Environment hosted a ceremony in Seoul on Monday where the Ministry of Defense, the National Police Agency, and the Korea Federation of Textile Industries bought technical wear made [...]

Military Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Starting in June

Military Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Starting in June

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Military personnel will begin receiving coronavirus vaccines starting in June, with those serving in inter-Korean border areas and at command and control centers to be high on the list, officials said Monday. Under the inoculation plan, the defense ministry began administering COVID-19 vaccines this month, and around 2,400 military [...]