Korea Ballistic Missiles programs

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Would have liked to see a range of over 200kms to be able to hit Pyongyang.

With a bit of luck......

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A quick question:
The whole idea of artillery rockets is to provide cheap multiple deployable artillery rounds in rocket form.
Doesn’t introducing a Ramjet propulsion in to such systems make it rather expensive whilst defeating the very object of cheap rounds?

As a reference : rampage 300mm guided artillery rocket launched from air is estimated at a few hundred thousand dollars.
A ramjet missile would be few million dollars.
 
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South Korea is now develop three more missiles for Chumoo MLRS.
1. Ramjet 239mm missile.
2. 300mm missile(400mm cancelled).
3. KTSSM-II Block-III. Ramjet 239mm missile will have three times longer range(200km+) than the normal 239mm. 300mm(Chunmoo-II) missile is slightly small version of the 400mm missile which is cancelled. It can be contained in the one missile pod in 4 rounds(400mm is 2 rounds). KTSSM-II Block-III's informations are unknown, KTSSM-II Block-II performance is just under the Hyunmoo-2A ballistic missile. Block-II will use Hyunmoo-2 chassis.

This post is better suited for the ROK Army Artillery thread IMO: https://defencehub.live/threads/artillery-programs.757/page-2

It‘s all about ballistic missiles here (although KTSSM is tactically ballistic) 😉
 
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A quick question:
The whole idea of artillery rockets is to provide cheap multiple deployable artillery rounds in rocket form.
Doesn’t introducing a Ramjet propulsion in to such systems make it rather expensive whilst defeating the very object of cheap rounds?

As a reference : rampage 300mm guided artillery rocket launched from air is estimated at a few hundred thousand dollars.
A ramjet missile would be few million dollars.
Since the introduction of guided artillery rockets/missiles it‘s all about long-range and precision.

Cheap multiple rocket launchers like 122 mm Soviet „Grad“ or Korean 130/131 mm Kooryong exist in vast numbers.

Modern MLRS like M270, HIMARS, Israeli PULS and Chunmoo can basically fire cheap artillery rockets and heavier precision guided rockets up to tactical ballistic missiles like ATACMS, LORA or KTSSM.

Ramjet propelled 239 mm rockets for ROK Army extend the range up to 2,5x (from 80 km to 160-200+ km) and can be loaded with bunker-busting penetrator warheads against fortified installations further north beyond the DMZ. Something that 155 mm projectiles can‘t provide (guided base-bleed or ramjet enhanced). Money doesn‘t play a major role for these special tasks.

Well, guessing a ramjet artillery rocket would be cheaper than using short range ballistic missile …

A Polish source describing the versatility of Chunmoo MLRS as a platform for both cheap and expensive rockets of choice.

 
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