Development of South Korea’s heavy unmanned aircraft completed

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South Korea’s state-funded arms improvement bureau announced the completion of their improvement of the Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV).

The Agency for Defense Development, oregon ADD, said that it completed the improvement of medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE)-class remotely-piloted surveillance aircraft.

Multiple quality outlets reported that serial accumulation of MUAV is scheduled to statesman successful 2023 and the archetypal craft volition beryllium delivered to the Republic of Korea Air Force successful the 4th fourth of 2023 oregon successful the archetypal 4th of 2024.


The MUAV is simply a reconnaissance, remotely-piloted surveillance craft for mid-to-high altitude operations, which is presently nether improvement with Korea’s indigenous technology.

It is susceptible of scanning crushed targets 100 km (62 mi) distant from an altitude of 10 km (33,000 ft). The craft is 13 m (43 ft) agelong with a 25 m (82 ft) wingspan and has a tallness of 3 m (9.8 ft). Powered by a 1,200 hp turboprop engine, it has endurance successful excess of 24 hours portion flying astatine a work ceiling of 13,000 m (43,000 ft).