XAV (eXperimental Autonomous Vehicle), is a highly maneuverable, light mechanized, four-wheeled unmanned vehicle that can be controlled from a remote station and used for field reconnaissance. It is currently under joint development by South Korea's Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Ministry of Information and Communication with the budget of approximately $35 million, and is planned to be fielded by 2012.
Possible technology transfers
Choi Chang-gon, the head researcher of the project, also hinted that the amount of research poured into developing and building the XAV might extend into civilian uses, such as police, fire fighting and construction.
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