South Korean government ministries have agreed to come together to undertake research and development (R&D) in defence technologies, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) in Seoul has said.
Under the new arrangement, agreed on 11 July, the Ministry of Science and Information and Communications Technology (MSIT) and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) will collaborate with DAPA, an agency under the Ministry of National Defense (MND), on a range of joint activities.
DAPA said a focus of the programme is Industry 4.0 technologies such as robotics and unmanned systems, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. From the defence side, DAPA’s R&D body, the Agency for Defense Development (ADD), is expected to lead the collaborative activities.
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