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South Korea tests indigenous DIRCM system, says report

27 September 2017

South Korea has successfully tested a locally developed directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system for use by military aircraft carrying special forces deep into enemy territory, Yonhap news agency reported on 27 September.

The trial of the indigenous system, which is designed to disrupt a hostile missile’s infrared seeker, was conducted in July at the Anheung test site of the country’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD), reported Yonhap.

“The successful test is very encouraging,” a South Korean official was quoted by the media outlet as saying. “We will make efforts to deploy the system as soon as possible and reinforce the combat readiness of special operation forces.”

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