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South Korea Tests Low-Altitude Missile Defence System

Source : Janes

South Korea Tests Low-Altitude Missile Defence System
A South Korean Cheongung medium-range surface-to-air missile (KM-SAM) system during a test launch (File Photo)

South Korea's Agency for Defence Development (ADD) recently test-fired its low-altitude missile defence (LAMD) system.

According to a report on the state-run, the Special Secretary to the President for Public Communication Park Soo-hyun announced on Facebook that the LAMD was test-fired from the Anheung test site. The test site is in Taean county on the eastern shore of South Korea.

Park also said ADD tested the long-range surface-to-air missile (L-SAM) on the same day. Officials confirmed the L-SAM and LAMD are core components of the Korea Air and Missile Defence.

LIG Nex1 had displayed scale models of the LAMD system in 2021. (Dae Young Kim)

The report said the LAMD is a system guiding projectile launch pads that have been installed at multiple sites to “create an air-defence network in the shape of a dome and intercept long-range artillery shells”.

Janes previously reported that South Korean company LIG Nex1 is developing the LAMD system for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.

According to a LIG Nex1 official, the missiles equipping LAMD are based on the Haegung Korean Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile (K-SAAM) system developed for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).

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