[정치]Reinforcing the Korean missile defense system against the North Korean threat… Development of a rail gun and a Korean-style THAAD

Cheongung-II successfully exported 4 trillion won to UAE
Chungoong-II, along with Patriot, are in charge of lower-level defense
Development of Korean-style long-range artillery countermeasure system by the late 20s
The military is conducting research on the development of a railgun that exceeds the speed of sound


[앵커]
In response to the North Korean missile threat, the military has decided to further develop an improved version of the Cheongung-II as well as the South Korean THAAD and L-SAM 2, a high-altitude missile defense system.

It is also planning to develop a Korean-style long-range artillery countermeasure system that is more sophisticated than Israel’s Iron Dome, and a railgun that has more than six times the speed of sound.

Reporter Lee Seung-yoon on the report.

[기자]
The Cheongung-II was successfully exported to the United Arab Emirates worth KRW 4 trillion.

The ballistic missile interception altitude is around 15 km.

It is a domestic core weapon system for low-rise defense along with the American Patriot with an interception altitude of around 40km.

The military has announced that it will complete the development of a South Korean iron dome in the late 2020s to counter North Korea’s long-range artillery.

[강은호 / 방위사업청장 : 한국형 장사정포 요격 체계인데요…. 절대 아이언돔하고는 비교하지 마시라. 훨씬 더 높은 수준, 훨씬 더 정교한 수준을 가지고 있다.]

In addition, we plan to develop an improved version of the Cheongung-III with an improved interception altitude compared to the Cheongung-II, and also develop the L-SAM 2 equivalent to THAAD, a high-altitude missile defense system known to have an interception altitude of around 100km.

[강은호 / 방위사업청장 : 국방과학연구소에서 준비하고 있는 것은 L-SAM2도 시작할 겁니다. 그 다음에 M-SAM, 천궁-II에서 천궁-III도 개발에 들어갈 겁니다.]

In this case, various weapon systems such as the US Patriot and THAAD, South Korea’s Cheongung, and L-SAM will be combined to strengthen the ballistic missile defense capability.

In addition to this, the military is also conducting research to develop a railgun capable of continuous firing and flying at more than six times the speed of sound to respond to a large number of missile attacks.

North Korea is recently developing hypersonic and Iskander-class missiles, which are difficult to intercept, but the military authorities are confident of their defense.

The DAPA predicted that a multi-layered Korean missile defense system would appear in the late 20s or early 30s at the latest.

This is YTN Lee Seung-yoon.

YTN Lee Seung-yoon ([email protected])

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