Hanwha Systems announced that it will participate in the Farnborough International Airshow, the world’s largest aviation and defense exhibition for the first time and start exploring overseas markets.
Hanwha System will install a 230㎡ (70 pyeong) large booth at “Fanborough International Airshow 2022” held in Hampshire County near London for five days from July 18 to 22 and present hyper-connectivity, superintelligence, and ultra-fusion technology connecting the ground, air, and space in UAM and defense industry zones.
The Farnborough International Airshow is considered one of the world’s top three air shows along with the Paris and Singapore Air Show, and is held in July of every even-numbered year.
This year’s air show, which will be held for the first time in four years following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the spread of COVID-19, is expected to involve 1,500 global companies and organizations at home and abroad and more than 80,000 people are expected to attend.
Hanwha Systems is going to unveil a rotor (large rotary wing) mockup of “Butterfly,” an air taxi plane that is being jointly developed with Overair, a US company in UAM Zone for the first time. The rotor with three blades (propellers) reaches 6 meters in diameter and 6 meters in height.
Hanwha Systems will introduce how the motor in the rotor is operated as an “electric propulsion system,” along with “Optimal Speed Tilt Trotter (OSTR)” patented technology and “IBC (Individual Blade Control) technology” related to active vibration reduction.
Hanwha Systems explained that Butterfly deploys four tilt-rotors (vertical take-off and landing propeller operation system) implemented by OSTR and IBC technology on the front and rear wings, allowing safe flights with the rest even if one rotor breaks down.
Hanwha Systems plans to produce a life-sized unmanned prototype with Overair in the first half of next year.
In the defense industry zone, Hanwha Systems’ ultrasmall SAR satellite, which is reduced in size while cost-effectiveness is maximized in a thin rectangular parallelepiped form, and electronic antennas for low-earth orbit (LEO) communication that enable a stable ‘space Internet’ communication network will be on display.
It will also introduce air defense systems such as AESA radar technology for Korean fighter jets (KF-21), Cheongung-II multifunction radar (MFR), which is the main exports of K-defense to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January 2022, and long-range surface-to-air guided missile MFR.
“At this air show, we will promote Hanwha Systems’ technological competitiveness that will lead to innovation in the aerospace industry and future mobility paradigm changes in the global market,” said Eo Sung-chul, CEO of Hanwha Systems.