South Korea to Develop Hypersonic Missile Defense System

April 28, 2023

The Defense Post:

The South Korean government has approved a plan for long-range missile defense system development.

The long-range surface-to-air missile (L-SAM) II will be developed from 2024-2035 for 2.71 trillion won ($2.03 billion), Yonhap News Agency reported, citing the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

The outlet added that the system will have interceptors for high-altitude and glide-phase targets such as hypersonic missiles.

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