Asia (bbabo.net), - South Korea plans to invest about $146 million to develop its own long-range air-to-surface guided missile by 2028. The relevant information was published on the website of the National Defense Procurement Administration (DAPA) on Monday.
This will be the first South Korean-designed aviation guided missile. It is indicated that the country's specialists did not have the experience and technologies related to the installation of a projectile on aircraft and its separation during use, however, recent studies have confirmed the ability of engineers to solve this problem.
The development will be carried out by the management itself, and local companies will be engaged in the production of prototypes. It is planned that the KF-21 fighters, which are under development, will be equipped with missiles. If the plan is implemented, the missile will become part of South Korea's "three axes" concept, which includes air defense, preemptive strike and attack on enemy leadership.