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LPI Reconnaissance UAV Procurement Program

Writer 관리자 Date 2020.07.10
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[LPI Reconnaissance UAV​]


DTaQ (Defense Agency for Technology and Quality) stated that they will perform technology review on LPI (Low Probability of Intercept) Reconnaissance UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) by the first half of next year. LPI Reconnaissance UAV procurement program was selected as Long-term New Weapon System Procurement Program in 2019.


LPI is a hard-to-detect stealth technology. Only a few powerful nations, such as US, Russia and China, possesses this state-of-the-art military technology. Through the procurement of this weapon system, covert and omnidirectional detection of enemy movements becomes available. Therefore, advancement of autonomous Surveillance/Recon capability is expected. Similar weapon systems include Boeing X-45, Dassault nEUROn, Northrup Grumman X-47.


DAPA (Defense Acquisition Program Administration) will be conducting a review on required operational capability and total life cycle cost per each procurement option, yielded through DTaQ’s technology review. Once the review is completed, DAPA will provide final directions.

Based on DAPA’s review and final directions, requirement validation will take place, and affected program will be implemented as part of a Defense Mid-term Plan.