Hanwha to Supply Multi-Function Radars for Saudi Arabia's Air Defense System in $867 Million Deal

This is part of a $3.1 billion contract led by LIG Corporation in February for exporting the Cheongung II missile system to Riyadh

Hanwha to Supply Multi-Function Radars for Saudi Arabia's Air Defense System in $867 Million Deal

Photo: Hanwha website

South Korean conglomerate Hanwha has signed a contract to supply multi-function radars (MFR) for Saudi Arabia's air defense system. The contract is valued at $867 million, and this system, known as Cheongung II, was also sold to the United Arab Emirates in 2022. 

Such South Korean MFRs serve as the "core sensor" of Saudi Arabia's NSAM-2 air defense system. The deal is part of a $3.1 billion contract led by LIG Corporation in February for exporting the Cheongung II missile system to Riyadh.

As part of this agreement, Saudi Arabia signed a contract with South Korea for the purchase of 10 air defense batteries, with a similar contract also signed with the United Arab Emirates. According to Army Recognition, Saudi Arabia's air defenses systems are advanced and designed to defend against aircraft and ballistic missiles.

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