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DAPA to restart development of radar and countermeasures systems

01 January 2018

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced plans to restart indigenous programmes to develop a long-range radar and an aerial infrared countermeasures system.

In a statement on 26 December, DAPA also confirmed indigenous programmes to start mass producing a new automatic command-and-control system and an improved variant of the Cheongung Korean medium-range surface-to-air missile (KM-SAM). Furthermore, DAPA said it has finalised its latest five-year defence industrial development plan.

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