Another country joins: It will establish a drone army

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Nam Yeong-shin said South Korea wants to develop a robot-based combat system soon. Yeong-shin underlines that the so-called ‘dronebot’ system will be one of the building blocks of their armies in the future.


According to the news released by the Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean military initially set 2030 as the first target to activate the advanced combat system. Subsequently, drone systems are also planned to be developed.

Saying that the work will be accelerated, the general said, “The drone bot combat system will be one of the basic capabilities of the army in the future. “We will do more to ensure its early deployment, in close cooperation with the government, relevant industries and academia,” he says.

In December last year, it was reported that the South Korean Army ordered drone models for different needs that will be tested in the next three to six months.

The dronebot combat system project is cited as just one of South Korea’s future studies in science and technology. As a reminder, the government established the first drone combat unit in September 2018 as part of this effort.