The South Korea Protection Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has revealed that in 2022 South Korea will take a look at grenade-launching drones that may be remotely managed over a variety of two kilometres, carrying gunpowder-filled 40mm shells. The DAPA mentioned in a June 3 press launch that it signed a contract with two firms to buy grenade-launching drones and small modular drones geared up with the most recent applied sciences via a fast pilot acquisition challenge system and to test-run the fashions within the first half of subsequent 12 months.

The operator makes use of optical and thermal imaging cameras and a laser vary finder to shoot as much as six consecutive photographs, with two seconds between firing. A two-axis gimbal and a recoil absorber stabilize the gear after firing. A second drone – a small modular affair – weighs lower than two kilograms and is meant for monitoring and reconnaissance. Operators can connect specialised package – like optical and thermal imaging cameras, audio system, searchlight and laser rangefinders – relying on the aim of the mission.


The contracts with ONC Tech, which is able to present the grenade-launching drones to the Military, and Preneu, which is able to furnish the small modular drones to the Navy and Air Pressure, are price 662 million received ($576,600) and 1.71 billion received, respectively. The DAPA count on that the grenade-launching drones and small modularized drones will make use of numerous new applied sciences and contribute tremendously to increasing the spectrum of navy drone energy and revitalizing the drone business,” the press launch mentioned.

The small modular drone shall be mounted with optical and thermal imaging cameras, audio system, searchlights and distance-measuring lasers which could be added or eliminated as wanted, enabling it to hold out all kinds of features, together with warning, monitoring and radio communication interference, which is able to help in anti-terrorism and particular operations.the small modular drone shall be designed to weigh below 1.95 kilograms (4.3 kilos) to allow a single particular person to simply transport it.