South Korea develops Hycore hypersonic cruise missile

by Jon Grevatt & Rahul Udoshi

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has disclosed to Janes some details about its plans to develop a hypersonic cruise missile (HCM).

The capability is being sought in light of increasing launches of claimed hypersonic weapons by North Korea. Since September 2021 Pyongyang has said it has launched three such weapons, with two in January 2022.

DAPA told Janes that its Agency for Defense Development (ADD) is undertaking research into hypersonic technologies with the aim to develop a weapon that would bolster South Korean national security. Janes understands that the name of the new HCM is Hycore.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/south-korea-develops-hycore-hypersonic-cruise-missile

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has disclosed to Janes some details ...

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