Sunday, June 23, 2024

South Korea offers to meet US short-range air defense requirements

South Korea’s Hanwha Corporation is planning to offer its next-generation air defense system, called the Biho 2, to meet the U.S. Army short-range missile-defense requirements.

A source from the Hanwha Corporation told that the company with a partner from the USA is working to offer new Biho 2 self-propelled air defense system to U.S. Army.

The Biho 2 is a next-generation air defense system with a powerful solution against all aerial threat (rockets, missiles, and weaponized drones).

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This system, which is accumulated technology of Hanwha Defense, is designed to perform various missions in various battlefield environments. High maneuverability and excellent reaction time of Biho 2 not only improve alliance survivability, but is also very effective for air defense of major facilities.

The new self-propelled air defense system is an improved version of Hybrid Biho self-propelled gun and missile defense system that will be installed at a new AS21 Redback infantry fighting vehicle (or 8×8 wheeled platform).

Biho 2 on the 8×8 wheeled chassis of the Tigon armored vehicle

The Biho 2 will be fitted with multiple weapon systems of universal missile and gun platform, included one 30 or 40mm cannon able to fire airburst ammunition, a new type of tactical anti-personnel explosive ammunition that detonates in midair, causing air burst effect fragment damage to an enemy.

In addition to the main armament, the Biho 2 armed with surface-to-air missile and surface-to-surface launchers that can be mounted to the roof side of the turret.

The Biho 2 was developed to meet the operational requirements to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems, Rotary Wing and Cruise Missile threats.

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