If the South Korean air force’s plans come to fruition, by 2030 its leading combat aircraft will be pilotless – and domestically made. That strike aircraft will be backed by a homegrown manned fighter, which by then will have been in service for nine years. Korean Air Aerospace, the manufacturing division of the airline, is working on a scaled demonstrator drone to the preliminary design of the Agency for Defense Development, having beaten rival Korea Aerospace for the contract. The aim ...

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