South Korea Restarts Development of Radar, Countermeasures Systems

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced plans to restart indigenous programs to develop a long-range radar and an aerial infrared countermeasures system, according to a report on IHS Jane's.

In a statement on 26 December, DAPA also confirmed indigenous programs 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). The administration also said it had finalized its latest five-year defense industrial development plan.

DAPA admitted that the programs to restart development of the radar and countermeasures system for the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) is a result of flaws found in existing projects to develop the two respective technologies.

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