South Korea Receives First Cheongung-II SAM Battery

South Korea Receives First Cheongung-II SAM Battery

On November 26, South Korea announced it had taken delivery of its first Cheongung-II medium-range air defense battery. This delivery marks the first of seven planned batteries. South Korea’s Agency…

South Korea To Produce New Ballistic Missile

South Korea To Produce New Ballistic Missile

On November 25, South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced plans to begin producing the new Korean Tactical Surface to Surface Missile (KTSSM). Production will run between 2020-2025 to…

South Korea Tests New Ballistic Missile

South Korea Tests New Ballistic Missile

In March, South Korea test fired the Hyunmoo-4, a new ballistic missile with significantly improved range and payload over earlier weapons. According to media reports, South Korea’s Agency for Defense…

South Korea Completes KM-SAM Air Defense Delivery

South Korea Completes KM-SAM Air Defense Delivery

On April 28, South Korea announced that it had completed delivery of the Cheongung (Block I) medium-range surface-to-air missile system to the ROK Air Force. Also known as the KM-SAM,…

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

On March 2, North Korea test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles from Wonsan in the country’s eastern region. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two projectiles flew 240…

South Korea Begins Missile Interceptor Project

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…

North Korea Tests KN-25 in Salvo Launch

North Korea Tests KN-25 in Salvo Launch

On November 28, North Korea test fired two KN-25 missiles, marking the fourth test of its “super-large multiple-rocket launcher” since August 2019. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff…

South Korea to Test Hyunmoo Ballistic Missiles

South Korea to Test Hyunmoo Ballistic Missiles

On October 8, South Korean lawmakers questioned Major General Lee Jeong-su, commander of the Army Missile Command, over the status of Hyunmoo-2 launch tests. According to Lee, South Korea conducted…

South Korea Funds Missile Defense Acquisition

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…