Defense News - South-Korea
Thursday, December 22, 2011, 07:47 AM
|South Korea unveils a new medium-range surface-to-air missile the Cheongung M-SAM.|
December 2011, South Korea unveils its new new medium-range surface-to-air
missile. The Cheongung missile will be deployed from 2013. In the second
phase from next year until 2018, the ADD plans to turn the Cheongung into
a ballistic interceptor missile, which would lay the groundwork for a
Korean version of the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-3.
South Korean Cheongung M-SAM new medium-range surface-to-air missile
of the Agency for South Korean Defense Development demonstrate the Cheongung
surface-to-air missile at the Daejeon headquarters of the Army.
the induction of the new Cheongung Seoul plans to offer the missile for
export. Seoul estimates the market potential of such missiles at over
US$2.3 billion. Apparently, the Russian Company that developed the system,
Almaz Antey, thought the same as they kept the program alive after transferring
the prototypes to Korea. The Russian version known as Vityaz could be
ready to replace first generation S-300PS (5V55R) missiles, covering a
similar intercept envelope, by the end of their service in 2015.
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