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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.

The new terminals linked to the ANASIS-II system will provide enhanced core performance and security, including increased transmission capacity and anti-jamming capabilities, noted LIG Nex1, adding that the contract award will also contribute to the promotion of the domestic defence industry as key elements of the terminals – such as modems, antenna devices, and software for signal reception and transmission – will be provided by domestic companies

The ANASIS-II was built by Airbus Defence and Space and fitted with an upgraded version of the Army/Navy/Air Force Satellite Information System (ANASIS) developed by South Korea's Agency for Defense Development (ADD).

These contract awards come after the Defense Project Promotion Committee approved in late April a KRW880 billion project to mass-produce ground communication terminals for use with ANASIS-II.

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