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South Korean army showcases drone-equipped future fighting force

Military plans to integrate advanced systems into all brigades by 2040

South Korean personnel with a surveillance drone in an exercise in Paju, South Korea, on Jan. 13. (Photo by Junnosuke Kobara)

SEOUL -- The South Korean army on Friday held a training exercise by a new unit meant to preview the future of ground fighting with drones, artificial intelligence and other advanced systems.

In 2022, the South Korean military established the Army Tiger Demonstration Brigade within the army's 25th Infantry Division.

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