South Korean Air Force receives first Cheongung-II missile defense systems

December 2, 2020

Defence Blog:


South Korean arms maker LIG Nex1 has announced that it has delivered the first battery of the Cheongung II medium-range surface-to-air missile systems to the Republic of Korea Air Force.

According to a company news release, the South Korean Air Force has taken delivery of the first Cheongung II (Block-II) missile defense system on 26 November.

The Cheongung II, also known as KM-SAM, is a mid-range surface-to-air guided missile that can respond effectively to mid/high altitude aerial threats. It has a stated maximum range of 50km, with an altitude of 20km…


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