Drone Show Korea 2023, is presently taking place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO) in the south-eastern port city of Busan. This is the seventh show of its kind hosting some of the top companies in this specialist field. There are 625 booths covering a floor space of 17,600 square metres with 172 companies exhibiting.
Examples include Korean Air Lines who are showcasing various unmanned aerial vehicles; Doosan Mobility Innovation displaying a hydrogen fuel cell-based drone; Aeroscout and its medical delivery aircraft; Pablo Air; and other Urban Air Mobility projects covering craft from GS Engineering & Construction and Kakao Mobility to LG Uplus.
Flying taxis are also on display including the South Korean company, Plana Aero, and a model of its hybrid-powered VTOL. The company was founded last year by Braden J.Kim, a former Hyundai UAM Development Executive.
The South Korean defence sector is represented by the Army’s Dronbot Combat System as well as the Navy’s maritime manned/unmanned integrated combat system and the Air Force’s aerial military system.
Under the theme “Everything about drones, Facing our drone future”, the exhibition focuses on the many types of craft, their usage and scalability and growth of the industry. The exhibition also brings together leading global companies from various technology sectors including telecommunications, geospatial navigation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
Overseas businesses unable to attend in the past due to Covid-19 restrictions are here this year including DJI from China and Flyability SA from Switzerland. Dozens of government and corporate officials from eight different nations including the USA, Japan, Britain and Germany are in attendance.
The show also includes various talks, Forums and discussion groups for visitors to attend including a drone delivery experience program and drone games. The exhibition is jointly hosted by the South Korean Industry, Science, Land and Defence Ministries as well as the Busan City Government.
The event is all part of South Korea’s determination to establish itself as a leader in the impending Urban Air Mobility industry with all eyes on 2027, when the country aims to have extensive drone delivery across the country.
According to evtolinsights.com