KAI refer to this unmanned craft as a “suicide combat unmanned air vehicle”. The purpose of the vehicle is to travel long range to a target area, loiter until commanded by the operator and then fly into the designated target and detonate. Same sort of idea as the Switchblade. Devil Killer is launched from a canister before deploying popout wings and tail surfaces. Two electric ducted fan motors either side of the rear body power the vehicle.
Devil Killer can be programmed for automatic strikes or manual control and if it can’t acquire its primary target, it can be redirected to another mission. It is expected to be deployed by 2016.
Powerplant : 2 x electric ducted fans
Armaments: 3kg warhead
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|South Korea||Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI)||Seoul||http://www.koreaaero.com|