Tuesday, September 28, 2021

South Korea decided to launch mass production of M-SAM missile interceptor system

A South Korea’s military has decided to launch mass production of M-SAM missile interceptor system to target North Korea’s operational ballistic missiles.

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced that was approved mass production of M-SAM missile interceptor system during the meeting on 17 November.

The M-SAM, also known as Cheolmae II, is an improved multi-function surface-to-air missile interceptor system developed for the Republic of Korea Army. The new systems could be used to target North Korea operational ballistic missiles.

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South Korea’s defense committee said the purpose of M-SAM development is to “secure a medium-range and medium-sized interceptor system, in response to North Korea ballistic missile and aircraft attacks.”

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The M-SAM missile interceptor system to play a crucial role in intercepting North Korea’s midrange ballistic missiles at an altitude of 20 km above the ground.

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