The 1st step for demonstrating K-UAM working with 46 companies

SEJONG--(Korea Newswire)--Agreement on the first phase of the K-UAM Grand Challenge together with 7 consortiums for integrated demonstration and 5 consortiums in a single field.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT, Minister WON Hee-ryong) announced that it will have an agreement ceremony with companies participating in the first phase of the Korean Urban Air Mobility Demonstration Proje/ct (K-UAM Grand Challenge*) at 10:00 am on Wed. 22 February at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.

· Phase 1 [Aug. 2023 ∼ Dec. 2024]: Open Terrain (Goheung, Jeollanam-do)
· Phase 2 [July 2024 ∼ June 2025]: Urban Area (Metropolitan Area)

Overseas experts evaluate Korea's Grand Challenge as one of the major global demonstration projects* along with the ones by the US, UK, and France, and this Grand Challenge is expected to bring together excellent technologies from Korea and foreign advanced countries to be such a competitive platform.

· (Korea) Grand Challenge (2023~), (US) National Campaign (2018~), (UK) Future Flight Challenge (2020~), (France) Re.Invent Air Mobility Challenge (2024~)

In particular, the Grand Challenge is the first in the world to establish a traffic management system using commercial communication networks such as 5G, etc., to build an integrated operating system based on commercialization, and to utilize virtual integrated operating simulators getting much attention from overseas including NASA*, etc.

· Signed an MOU between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the organizing agency for the National Campaign of the US, and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), the organizing agency for the demonstration (Oct. 2022) to share demonstration results, etc.



The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Kim hyun-suk
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