Elbit Systems & KAI to co-operate on future ISTAR capabilities
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Israel, South Korea to co-operate on unmanned airborne ISTAR – link
- Israel and South Korea are to co-operate in the field of unmanned airborne intelligence, surveillance, targeting and reconnaissance (ISTAR), with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on 15 March.
- The MOU between Elbit Systems and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is geared at developing future unmanned airborne ISTAR capabilities for the Republic of Korea (RoK) Armed Forces and potential international customers.
- While no particular platform solutions were touted in the announcement, KAI is developing a suite of UAS capabilities for the RoK Armed Forces, to be used primarily for ISTAR purposes. KAI programs and platforms revealed over recent years comprise the Next Corps UAS, Tactical UAS, and ‘stealth’ unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV).
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