South Korea Completes Five SM-2 Flight Tests

South Korea Completes Five SM-2 Flight Tests

In Summer 2018, the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) conducted five flight tests of the Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) interceptor, according to a Raytheon news release. In the first exercise, ROKN…

South Korea Delays L-SAM Flight Test

South Korea Delays L-SAM Flight Test

On October 15, the South Korean Agency for Defense Development announced that two flight tests of the L-SAM interceptor missile scheduled for this month will be postponed to November. The…

South Korea To Purchase SM-3 Interceptors

South Korea To Purchase SM-3 Interceptors

On October 12, South Korea‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced at a parliamentary audit their plan to purchase SM-3 interceptors to counter North Korea’s ballistic missiles. A decision “for…

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

On September 14, the U.S. State Department approved South Korea to purchase 64 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missiles; nine Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio…

South Korea Launches First Missile Submarine

South Korea Launches First Missile Submarine

On September 14, South Korea launched KSS-III (Jangbogo-III) Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, the nation’s first missile attack submarine, in the waters in near Busan. Dosan Ahn Chango-ho had been under construction…

South Korea to Go Ahead with Cheolmae-II Deployments

South Korea to Go Ahead with Cheolmae-II Deployments

On August 21, South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced it has concluded an review of a 2009 decision to deploy seven Cheolomae-II medium-range missile batteries by 2023. Cheolomae-II is a South…

South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Cruise Missile

South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Cruise Missile

On July 10, news sources reported that South Korea will develop its own air-to-ground cruise missile, with a potential initial operating capability (IOC) in the next several years. The missile…

South Korea Plans New Guided Missile Brigade

South Korea Plans New Guided Missile Brigade

On March 19, South Korean media reported that the ROK Army will deploy a new guided missile unit to counter North Korea’s long-range artillery sites. “The Ministry of National Defense…