South Korea unveils defence industry plan

16 September 2018

South Korea’s Defense Program Administration (DAPA) has unveiled a new strategy to promote the development of its national defence industrial base.

The Defence Industry Development Plan was announced on 14 September and is intended to position indigenous industry to support wider military reforms announced by the government earlier this year.

According to DAPA, the industry plan puts emphasis on boosting local capability in Industry 4.0 technologies – including artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and robotics – and enable companies to respond to four key military requirements: command and control systems; unmanned weapons; virtual reality training systems; and logistics/production support such as 3D printing.

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