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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 [...]

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 [...]

Regulations Holding Back Patents for Anti-Drone Technologies

Regulations Holding Back Patents for Anti-Drone Technologies

DAEJEON, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Security and privacy concerns over UAVs are rising as quickly as the expansion of the drone industry.  In January 2015, a drunk employee from a U.S. government intelligence agency crashed a drone on the White House lawn, while in April of the same year, a Japanese man was arrested [...]

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 [...]

Drones to Watch Over Unruly Drivers on Korean Motorways

Drones to Watch Over Unruly Drivers on Korean Motorways

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting March 11, the Korean National Police Agency is deploying drones on South Korea’s key highways to curb traffic violations including DUI, reckless or revenge driving, and other “selfish” driving routines such as driving on the shoulder.  The new initiative is a part of the agency’s special crackdown operation [...]