The Israeli state defense concern «the Israeli aviation industry» (IAI) and the South Korean company Kankuk Carbon announced Tuesday, October 17, on the establishment of a joint venture Korea Aviation Technologies to develop new generation unmanned aerial vehicles.
At the initial stage the joint venture will focus on manufacturing UAVs with vertical takeoff and landing maximum takeoff weight of up to 300-450 kg, the website nasdaq.com. But in the framework of cooperation can be created and other devices.
We will remind that else in February 2016 IAI and Hankuk Carbon announced the agreement to establish a joint venture for the production and sale of unmanned aerial vehicles vertical take off and landing with a maximum takeoff weight of up to 200-300 kg. Then it was about UAV vertical takeoff and landing with electric motors powered by lithium batteries and a gasoline engine with a payload of 6 kg and a flight time up to 8 hours, able to work in a range of up to 130 kilometers, developing the maximum speed to 100 km/h In the future it is also planned joint development of a hybrid engine for this UAV, with the financial support of the Foundation, Korea-Israel Industrial R&D.
By the end of 2018 IAI and Hankuk Carbon counting to launch of the UAV, capable of vertical takeoff and landing aboard a ship or boat.