Seoul gets moving with a system to face Pyongyang’s rockets
A nascent South Korean ballistic-missile defense program is gathering strength, with the defense ministry assessing bids from Thales, Raytheon and Elta to supply radars for the system. The defenses will at first rely on secondhand Lockheed Martin PAC-2 missiles as interceptors, but the ministry says it is looking at trading up to more effective weapons. The ministry’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration proposes to order two radars by year-end, aiming for deployment by 2012. ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "South Korea, Aiming for Ballistic Missile Defense, Assesses Radar Bids".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.