South Korea unveils new Bigung missile systems at ADEX 2017

Bigung guided missile system . Photo by Gordon Arthur‏
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LIG Nex1 has unveiled the new short-range guided missile system at the ADEX 2017,  Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition.

The Bigung is a new South Korea’s short-range guided missile system based on a high-mobility cross-country chassis. The 70-millimeter guided missile Bigung have weighs 15 kilograms and is 1.9 meters long.

The Bigung is essentially a mobile coastal defense system. The main task of the Bigung missile complex is the fight against various combat and landing craft and landing vehicles of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (abbreviated DPRK), and first of all with airborne landing boats being built in the DPRK in series.

Bigung, which means flying arrow, can be mounted on a truck, it is very mobile and much more versatile and potent compared to coastal artillery used by troops at present. If fully loaded, a truck-mounted launcher can fire up to 40 missiles at once, the official explained.

Each Bigung system is capable of engaging multiple LCACs, with the missiles able to independently track and strike different targets, he said.

The military began the Bigung development project in 2010 when tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated following the North’s deadly shelling of Yeongpyeong Island and torpedo attack on the South’s Cheonan corvette, which claimed the lives of 46 sailors on board.

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