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​ADEX 2017: IAI/Hankuk announce joint UAV venture

18th October 2017 - 02:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur, Wendell Minnick in Seoul

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Korea-based Hankuk Carbon signed an agreement establishing a new joint venture company, Korea Aviation Technologies (KAT), to be based in South Korea.

The signing ceremony was held on day one of Seoul ADEX, being held from 17-22 Oct. 

KAT will ‘focus on development and manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability that will target the military and civilian Korean market,’ said a KAT spokesman at the signing ceremony.

The joint company follows the memorandum of agreement entered by the companies in January 2016 and then the joint demonstration of

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Gordon Arthur

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Gordon Arthur


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

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Wendell Minnick

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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