posted on Oct, 22 2005 @ 03:56 PM
The South Korean Defense Ministry plans to develop sophisticated unmanned fighter jets equipped with radar-evading stealth capabilities by 2020, a
state-run defense agency said on Sept. 24.
In a report to the Korean National Assembly, the Agency for Defense Development (ADD), affiliated with the Defense Ministry, said it has started
developing radar-evading stealth technology on its own in order to apply it to next-generation fighter jets. The ADD also said it is developing an
artificial-intelligence-based unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) to deploy the state-of-the-art aircraft in the country by 2020.
The ADD said it has already spent a total of $5.8 million in developing stealth technology, including radar-absorbing paints and paneling.
The radar-evading technology will also be incorporated into the nation's 4,000-ton-class destroyer being developed by the Korean Navy under its
shipbuilding program, codenamed KDX-II, and its next-generation missile boats, ADD researchers said.
Intresting, everybody seem to be building up their military. Another reason why I think everybody is thinking the US might go to war with China in
the next decade or so. All these war exercises, military buildups. Even though in South Korea's case I can understand them building up just for a
deterent agains possible North Korean attack. But still, can't wait to see these new technology's come out.