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Boeing aids Korean unmanned MD 500s

23rd September 2016 - 11:25 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Via a memorandum of agreement signed on 22 September, Boeing will renew cooperation with Korean Air Lines (KAL) to convert South Korean military MD 500D helicopters into fully unmanned platforms.

Boeing will ‘provide technical assistance to KAL and Korean industry partners,’ according to a statement from the company.

It added, ‘The agreement builds upon the highly adaptable optionally piloted technology first developed and demonstrated by Boeing with the Unmanned Little Bird, as well as the successful proof-of-concept work done by Boeing, KAL and industry partners that led to flight testing of an optionally piloted Republic of Korea MD 500D

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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