Israel, South Korea Sign MoU on Loitering Munitions

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) agreed on a memorandum of understanding on Oct. 20 on a  loitering munitions program. The MoU was made during the ADEX 2021 Defense Exhibition in Seoul.

IAI said that the company was proud to expand its collaboration with KAI, one of South Korea’s industry leaders, in the field of loitering munitions. KAI’s statement said it was the company’s goal to lead the future of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Loitering munitions are systems combining the capabilities of both cruise missiles and drones in searching, identifying, attacking, and destroying targets. The new technology is expected to become useful in sensitive and moving targets.

The two companies signed the initial agreement in March for the loitering munitions program.

KAI’s statement also said the cooperation would provide the South Korean army with new technologies.

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