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South Korea Begins Missile Interceptor Project

On December 4, South Korea began full-scale development of L-SAM, an indigenous surface-to-air missile. According to South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the project is valued at $813 million and is scheduled for completion by 2024. Studied since 2014, L-SAM would comprise the long-range arm of Seoul’s indigenous Korea Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) architecture,...

South Korea Funds Missile Defense Acquisition

On August 15, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense announced it would spend about $240 billion on missile defense in the 2020-2024 period. Under the budget plan, the Blue House would acquire two ground-based early warning radars, three Aegis-equipped destroyers, and the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missile defense system, all of...