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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 [...]

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 [...]