On the 15th, officials from HYUNDAI WIA, KEPCO E&C, KEPCO KDN, and TORIS SQUARE are taking photos after signing an MOU for the development and commercialization of an integrated solution to counter illegal drones invading national infrastructure at HYUNDAI WIA’s headquarters in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. From left, Kim Jong-soo, CEO of TORIS SQUARE; Kim Yong-soo, head of the KEPCO E&C; Yoon Heung-gu, vice president of KEPCO KDN, and Lee Ho-young, executive of HYUNDAI WIA are standing in the picture. Courtesy of HYUNDAI WIA.
HYUNDAI WIA is on its way to counter illegal drones in domestic nuclear plants with KEPCO KDN, KEPCO E&C, and TORIS SQUARE.
On November 16th, HYUNDAI WIA signed an ‘MOU for the development and commercialization of Anti Drone System (ADS) to counter illegal drones invading national infrastructure’ with KEPCO E&C, KEPCO KDN, and TORIS SQUARE at HYUNDAI WIA’s headquarters in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do. The agreement provides ▲ technology development ▲ commercialization ▲ operation and maintenance of the Anti Drone System ▲ cooperation in the export of the 'Integrated Anti Drone Solution' that protects national infrastructure from illegal drones. Lee Ho-young, vice president of HYUNDAI WIA; Kim Yong-soo, head of KEPCO E&C; Yoon Heung-gu, vice president of KPECO KDN and Kim Jong-su, CEO of TORIS SQUARE, attended the signing ceremony.
HYUNDAI WIA will develop 'Anti Drone System (ADS)' technology to counter illegal drones that invade national infrastructure, such as nuclear power plants. This ADS development is particularly special as it is customized for nuclear power plants.
The goal of HYUNDAI WIA is to develop a stationary type of ADS using shelter to protect nuclear power plants from illegal intrusive drones. The company plans to amend the ‘ISO standard for nuclear plant construction and operation’ by cooperating with KEPCO E&C. In addition, an integrated control solution to counter illegal drones and technology related to physical security systems will be developed together with KEPCO KDN.
HYUNDAI WIA plans to enhance the ADS technology to be optimal for the nuclear plants based on the existing ‘Hard Kill’ ADS, which was developed for the first time in Korea. The ‘Hard-Kill’ ADS fires 40mm airburst munition and streamer munition to directly intercept drones using a ‘Remote Control Weapon System (RCWS)’. The company also plans to add a "Soft Kill" function to shoot down drones by jamming its electric waves and develop drone detection and tracking technology using various equipment, including radar and optical devices. The drone detection and tracking technology using radar and optical devices are planned to be developed as well.
"We are pleased to participate in the project to protect critical national infrastructure from the growing threat of drones. We will focus on developing our technology to introduce a perfect Anti Drone System", said an official from HYUNDAI WIA.