South Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on Monday announced its intention to buy Northrop Grumman Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.
The UAVs will be deployed to monitor North Korea, the country's arms acquisition agency said.
Seoul plans to buy four Global Hawks for about $814.63 million with the first delivery by 2018, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday.
The acquisition is to be conducted through the U.S. Foreign Minitary Sale (FMS) program, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement.
South Korea reserves 246.5 billion won ($218 million) from its revised mid-term defense plan on cybersecurity over five years to fight growing threats from North Korean hackers
Northrop Grumman announced Monday that it will begin production of four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Republic of Korea's Air Force. The systems will provide valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions
Economic sanctions have made Russian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) manufacturers operate more effectively, according to the Director of UAV development programs at Russias Vega Radio Engineering Corporation Arkady Syroyezhko. “The import substitution program could help [Russian defense] industry to apprehend its drawbacks and to use its existing internal reserves
Global Hawk took part in Unified Vision 2014 (UV14), NATO's largest trial of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) capability. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system, a derivative of the Global Hawk
Designed for versatility and affordability, the new Lockheed Martin Vector Hawk addresses a broad set of unique missions and operating needs within a single system. With a gross takeoff weight of only four pounds and a vertical profile of only four inches, Vector Hawk boasts best-in-class payload capacity, speed and endurance
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