|Courtesy of Korean Air|
Korean Air, South Korea's biggest carrier, said Friday it has partnered with Boeing to jointly develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in preparation for future mobility demand.
Korean Air signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing's subsidiary Insitu for technical cooperation to develop a lightweight and modularized tactical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV at the 2021 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX), the company said in a statement.
"We expect a synergy effect by combining Korean Air's expertise in UAV production and Insitu's advanced UAV technologies such as system optimization and manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) operations," it said.
Established in 1994, Insitu develops and manufactures unmanned aircraft systems and has developed Scan Eagle, an UAV operated by the U.S. Department of Defense. (Yonhap)