South Korea to Deploy New Ship-based Guided Interceptors Next Year

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South Korea to Deploy New Ship-based Guided Interceptors Next Year
Haegung missile interceptor to operate from landing ships (Image: Yonhap)

South Korean state-run Agency for Defense Development will deploy newly developed weapon system, including ship-based guided interceptors next year.

ADD has already completed the development of the guided missile, named Haegung (sea bow), designed to intercept incoming enemy missiles or shoot down aircraft, Yonhap news agency reported quoting unnamed defense industry officials as saying Sunday.

The interceptor is launched from a vertical platform with its radar system and is capable of detecting several targets simultaneously. According to the ADD official, the missile hit the targets accurately nine out of 10 times during the evaluation test.

The development of the Haegung began in 2011, and it will be deployed on the Navy's frigates and landing ships.

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