02/12/2020

South Korea to acquire three new small UAV types from 2021

RoKA to acquire three new small UAV types from 2021 – link

Source: Jane’s

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  • South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 2 December that it has signed contracts to acquire new types of small rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) from 2021
  • The agency said an expendable attack UAV/loitering munition from local company Darts, a UAV from UMAC Air armed with a rifle, and LIG Nex1’s ‘Direct Collision Strike Drone’ – which can also serve as a loitering munition – will be deployed with the army on a trial basis within the next 3–6 months
  • The UAV from UMAC Air would be fitted with an S&T Motiv K2 5.56 mm pattern assault rifle, with the weapon being stabilized and buffered by the mounting interface. It features electro-optical sensors and a high magnification zoom to enable the user to identify even distant targets. It is also equipped with a device to automatically track and aim at the target through real-time images
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