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RoKA outlines plans for new ‘Dronebot Warrior’ unit
« on: September 19, 2018, 05:13:19 AM »
DX Korea 2018: RoKA outlines plans for new ‘Dronebot Warrior’ unit
Kelvin Wong, Goyang, South Korea - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
14 September 2018

The Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) aims to formally establish a specialised unit that will operate and develop new concepts of operation for unmanned aerial and unmanned ground vehicles (UAVs and UGVs) by 2019, an army spokesperson told Jane’s at the DX Korea 2018 exhibition.

The new unit – which is known locally as Dronebot Jeontudan (‘Warrior’) – was first announced in December 2017 to enable the service to create the necessary command and human resource infrastructure, such as a new military occupational specialty to recruit suitable candidates within its ranks. The unit is expected to be “battalion-sized” and will begin operations in October 2018, although it will only be fully staffed by 2019.