South Korea’s Army launched a combat unit of weaponized drones on 28 September they named the “dronebot,” a combination of the words “drone” and “robot”.
According to the army source, the dronebot combat unit consists of 80 army soldiers with expertise in driving and maintaining drones.
Speaking at the launch, the Army Chief of Staff Kim Yong-woo said in a that the unit will carry out their mission as part of an organization of the Army’s third infantry division.
“We are going to turn the Korean military into one of the world’s most tech-savvy armed forces to prepare for possible security threats,” he said.
The army unit is made of sub-organizations; including those focusing on scouting out possible security threats and on carrying out combat missions, the Army source revealed.
The drones are still in its infancy; thus, the military will start using the robots to supply ammunition or other military foods and plans to expand its usage.