General Atomics signs up partners in South Korea
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has signed collaboration agreements with two South Korean entities in the field of RPAs.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) — best known as the builder of the Predator family of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) — has signed collaboration agreements with two South Korean entities in the field of RPAs.
One agreement is with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd., establishing potential areas of future collaboration. Huneed is a Korean developer and manufacturer of airborne systems, defence communication systems, and commercial IT systems.
GA-ASI and Huneed say they are looking to identify common areas of technology, manufacturing, and strategic interests. The agreement positions Huneed to become a key in-country supplier for GA-ASI in Korea.
Founded in 1968, Huneed Technologies is a Korean developer and manufacturer of airborne systems, defence communication systems, and commercial IT systems. Huneed provides harnesses and electrical panels for airborne systems as well as tactical wireless communication backbone (Huneed HCTRS) and control systems for the Republic of Korea military.
GA-ASI has also signed an agreement with KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), one of the world’s leading universities specializing in science and technology.
KAIST is host to CR2CENT, Korea’s Civil RPAS Research Centre (CR2CENT), which provides advice and analysis to develop a legal and technological foundation for the safe and timely integration of RPAs into Korean civil airspace.
GA-ASI sees the collaboration with CR2CENT as an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Korean civil airspace environment and its regulatory structure.