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KICT and ROKA Hold Exchange and Cooperation Meeting
- Date2018/04/10 14:38:27
The Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) visited the KICT headquarters in Ilsan on April 10 to have a discussion meeting on ways to strengthen practical cooperation between the ROKA and the KICT and introduce innovative construction technology in defense and military facilities.
This visit was followed by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ROKA on October 17, 2017, at the ROKA headquarters in Gyeryong-si, Chungcheongnam-do for exchanges and cooperation in regard to research, technology and human resources for protection facilities.
With the development of high performance cement composite materials, KICT’s Protection and Explosion-proof Research Group has created innovative designs and construction technology that offers about 2.5 times more protection than general concrete. As part of a national research and development project on land and transport, the KICT launched the Protection and Explosion-proof Research Group in 2013 for the research and development of defense technology. Since then KICT has made great strides in developing civil-military cooperation technology in collaboration with the Ministry of National Defense, the Defense Installations Agency, and the Agency for Defense Development.
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