GE Aviation Signs Agreement for Future Systems Studies with Kookmin University
Farnborough – GE Aviation and Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to study various future systems, procedures and possible uses for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
The agreement was signed at the Farnborough International Air show by Dr. Ji Soo Yu, president of Kookmin University and Alan Caslavka, president of Avionics Systems for GE Aviation.
“This collaboration builds upon our experience with Kookmin University in Aviation and recent indigenous new UAV testing in South Korea,” said Alan Caslavka, president of Avionics Systems for GE Aviation. “Our ongoing work with Kookmin will help validate various technologies as we work globally to accelerate safe unmanned air systems.”
Kookmin University established the Defense UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Research & Development Center in April 2018 and will bring resources to obtain defense projects and develop business proposals. This will be combined with GE Aviation’s expertise in aviation, unmanned systems and avionics systems.
“As one of the top universities in Korea, Kookmin University is leading the recent innovations in technologies including autonomous vehicle, information security & cryptology, sensors, 3D printing, and software. Collaboration with GE Aviation will help us further the leadership and extend the leadership to the area of unmanned air systems,” said Dr. Ji Soo Yu, president of Kookmin University.
Established in 1946, Kookmin University is a non-profit private higher education research institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Seoul, Korea. Officially accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Kookmin University is one of the large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institutions in Korea. For more information, visit www.kookmin.ac.kr.
GE Aviation is an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE) and a world-leading provider of jet engines, components, avionics, digital and integrated systems and navigation services for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.