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Korean Air Partners with Boeing for UAV Development

Korean Air Partners with Boeing for UAV Development

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s biggest carrier, said Friday it has partnered with Boeing to jointly develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in preparation for future mobility demand. Korean Air signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing’s subsidiary Insitu for technical cooperation to develop a lightweight and modularized [...]

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, [...]

UAV Powered by LG Chem Lithium-sulfur Battery Sets Domestic Altitude Record

UAV Powered by LG Chem Lithium-sulfur Battery Sets Domestic Altitude Record

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s leading chemical firm, announced on Thursday that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) EAV-3, powered by the company’s next-generation lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery, set a new altitude record for South Korea. The EAV-3 is a solar-powered UAV developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute and powered [...]

S. Korean Solar-powered UAV Breaks Record for Longest Continuous Flight

S. Korean Solar-powered UAV Breaks Record for Longest Continuous Flight

DAEJEON, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by a South Korean research team has broken the national record for longest continuous flight. The state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) carried out a flight test for its high-altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (EAV-3) at its aviation center in Goheung County, [...]

Olympics VIP Security Team to Rely on Cutting-Edge Technology

Olympics VIP Security Team to Rely on Cutting-Edge Technology

SEOUL, Feb . 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Man and machine will work in tandem to ensure the safety of dignitaries visiting South Korea for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics starting this week, the head security team promised via a press release on February 4. “A scientific security approach using cutting-edge technology will be implemented for [...]

Gov’t Previews Long-Term Plan for South Korean Drone Industry

Gov’t Previews Long-Term Plan for South Korean Drone Industry

SEJONG, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is scheduled to announce its “Basic Plan for Development of the Drone Industry” at Yeouido this Friday. The basic plan lays out the government’s short-term goal of growing the burgeoning industry into a 350 billion won market in five years, and emphasizes [...]

Gov’t Eyes Operational Rules for UAVs

Gov’t Eyes Operational Rules for UAVs

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is moving to establish a set of integrated operational rules for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft to ensure flight safety, the transport ministry said Thursday.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said it will work with other government ministries and invest 30 billion won [...]

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

SEJONG, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service is using high-tech patrol drones for a goat-capturing operation in Daedohae and Hallyeo Haesang National Parks, comprising some 1,800 islands in South Korea’s south and western waters.  The goal is to capture 80 goats that roam on seven uninhabited islands in the area. According [...]