To meet requirements from the military forces of the Republic of Korea (ROK) for unmanned Loitering Munitions systems, Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have announced a partnership agreement for Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) systems.
Both companies have inked a Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) for collaboration and to expand their long cooperation to market loitering munitions to meet ROK Army requirements and MUM-T systems.
KAI’s President & CEO, Hyun-ho Ahn expressed the importance of partnership between IAI and KAI which have been lasted for last decades for many programs including defense and commercial projects.
“Through the combination of domestic aircraft technology and IAI’s excellent unmanned aerial system technology, IAI and KAI would provide a foothold for innovation, such as strengthening the defense power of the Republic of Korea and commercializing exports in the future,” Ahn said while emphasizing that KAI will initiate the collaboration dialogue with IAI team in earnest through these MOUs.
“The MOU’s singed today is another milestone in our growing collaboration with KAI. IAI has long relations with the ROK and the local industries and we are happy to join KAI, one of Korea’s leading companies to explore future opportunities. Combining IAI’s proven capabilities in loitering munitions and KAI’s technologies and products to create an opportunity for an improved solution to the future battlefield,” said IAI’s President & CEO, Boaz Levy.
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