QinetiQ is in exploratory discussions to explore new opportunities in the Korea Aerospace Industries’ aircraft program such as developing advanced data processing methods.
QinetiQ said the collaborative effort will also study the application of its testing, trials, training and evaluation expertise to support the aerospace and defense company’s projects.
According to KAI President Kang Goo-young, the partnership will examine software solutions to advance the development of new hyper-connected aerospace platforms for future battlefields.
The two parties are working together following the signing of a memorandum of understanding at MoD Boscombe Down, a military aircraft testing site in Wiltshire that QinetiQ operates.
Will Blamey, chief of UK defence business at QinetiQ, said the MOU with KAI will lead to further studies on providing enhanced support for the South Korean firm’s aircraft programs.
A KAI team visited the MoD site to observe QinetiQ’s activities and participate in test flight demonstrations.