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Korea Plans to Develop UCAV by 2020

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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.


posted on Oct, 22 2005 @ 07:37 PM
thats a very long time, why is south korea acting like they can still take on north korea? hands down that north koreas artilery firepower can beat south in a matter of days. 300,000 shells dropping on you every hour..... good article btw.

posted on Oct, 22 2005 @ 09:10 PM
I have my money on south korea in the event of a comflict.

South Korea, K1s, K1A1s and the upcoming K-2s and T-80s out class anything north Korea and throw at it.

This is what N Korea has:

Type-59 500
T-62 800
T-54 1600
T-34 250
PT-76 560

This is what S-Korea has:

Type 88 (K-1/A1) 1000
M-47 400
M-48A5 850
T-80U 80

S Korea has the capability to produce way more heavy war equipment under war conditions from her huge heavy industries (naval and land based). S Korea also has a huge technological advantage over the North. A much better navy getting developed right now with the helicopter carriers, KDX-1/2/3, U-214s and things like that.

posted on Oct, 22 2005 @ 09:32 PM
This has nothing to do with a possible China-US war. It has to do with NK VS SK.

IF the 2 countries had war today with no outside help North Korea would win...SK's goal is to shift it into there even if the US didn't help in the war...they would still win. Many nations around the world are spending lots of money on stealthy UCAV's...looks like South Korea can be added to that ever growing list.

[edit on 23-10-2005 by Murcielago]

posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 01:09 AM

IF the 2 countries had war today with no outside help North Korea would win...

I am not so sure of that.

North Korea could kill a lot of South Korean civilians with an artillery barrage on Seoul, correct. On the other hand it's by no means so certain that they could have their way with the South Korean military, a smaller but technologically vastly superior (and in the case of the destruction of Seoul, highly motivated) force. Of course, if they used nukes, all bets are off, but by the same token if they use nukes, there is no chance whatsoever of keeping third parties out of the conflict anyway.

Not that there is much chance the US would stay out of the conflict in any scenario. Even with the Iraq war raging and the US's ability to put boots on the ground limited, a CVBG or two and the USAF's long reach could provide a hell of a lot of fire support.

Thwarting a North Korean assault on the South would in many ways be a much simpler proposition than the putative attacks on Iran and Syria I keep hearing about, actually. Aircraft and missile attacks can't occupy territory, but they can raise real hell with forces trying to take ground.

posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 01:38 AM
Sorry, already been posted by me.

Posted 9/25

[edit on 23-10-2005 by NWguy83]

posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 08:10 PM

Originally posted by NWguy83
Sorry, already been posted by me.

Posted 9/25

[edit on 23-10-2005 by NWguy83]

Well my story was from a different link.

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