A state-run defense development institution is to unveil upgraded unmanned military vehicles today as part of the country's military robot project, officials said.
The new XAV models, developed by the Agency for Defense Development, are equipped with a more advanced speed system than those initially released last year, Choi Chang-gon, a head of system development bureau at ADD, told reporters.
They are remote controlled and can conduct self-controlled driving, Choi said.
After a series of test runs, the XAV vehicles will be further upgraded between 2013 and 2020 ahead of being deployed for defense operations, he said.
The unmanned robotics weapon system features two models according to function: surveillance and combat.