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Isn't it a bit old tech for koreans .

Pesa radar , only 40 km range .

Their defence industry is nascent imo
Its just one tier(middle) of a 3 tier system.
So,it doesnt really matter that much.
 

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Its just one tier(middle) of a 3 tier system.
So,it doesnt really matter that much.
Still gan trm aesa is fad now ,indian akash ng is getting it , that too for 80 km range only , koreans need to apply their tech of hanwa radar for ground system development
 

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South Korea to Begin Mass Production of Cheongung 2 Medium Range Surface-to-air Missile​

August 24, 2021by Admin
South Korea will begin mass production of a newly upgraded Cheongung 2 interceptor missile after successfully completing a number of quality tests. Cheongung II accurately hit a missile and an aircraft target in firing tests conducted at the Anheung test site in the western city of Taean, in July and August, respectively, according to the South Korean Defense Agency for Technology and Quality. With the successful completion of the quality certification tests, Cheongung II will now enter the stage of mass production. In July 2021, South Korea retired its last MIM-23 Hawk system, phasing it out for the Cheongung Block-1.

Cheongung 2 (KM-SAM) Medium Range Surface-to-air Missile (SAM)
Cheongung 2 (KM-SAM) Medium Range Surface-to-air Missile (SAM)

The Cheolmae-2 which is also known as the Cheongung or KM-SAM often dubbed the Korean equivalent of the U.S.-made Patriot missile defense system is a South Korean surface-to-air missile (SAM) system that was developed by the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) with technical support from Almaz-Antey and Fakel, based on technology from the 9M96 missile used on S-350E and S-400 missile systems. Though it was developed in Russia by the Almaz Design Bureau with assistance from Samsung Thales, LIG Nex1, and Doosan DST, localization and industrialization were done in South Korea enough to consider it an indigenous system.

Cheongung 2 (KM-SAM) Medium Range Surface-to-air Missile (SAM)

Cheongung 2 (KM-SAM) Medium Range Surface-to-air Missile (SAM)

The KM-SAM is the middle-tier of South Korea’s three-tier aerial and missile defense system. A complete battery consists of four to six 8-cell transporter erector launchers (TELs), a passive electronically scanned array (PESA) X-band multi-function phased array 3D radar (based on the one from the Russian S-400), and a fire command vehicle. The radar operates in the X-band and rotates at a rate of 40 rpm, covering up to 80 degrees in elevation.It can detect targets within 100 km (62 mi) and track up to 40 simultaneously. The Cheongung 2 can intercept targets up to an altitude of 15 km (49,000 ft) at a range of 40 km (25 mi).
Cheongung 2 (KM-SAM) Medium Range Surface-to-air Missile (SAM)
Cheongung 2 (KM-SAM) Medium Range Surface-to-air Missile (SAM)

The Cheolmae-2 medium-range air defense missile will be able to be launched from the Korean Vertical Launch System (K-VLS) aboard Daegu-class frigates in a naval role. The Cheolmae 4-H was to be an upper tier interceptor designed to take down ballistic missiles, offering capabilities similar to that of the American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile with a range of 150 km (93 mi) and ceiling of 200,000 ft (61 km). Performance levels were to be twice as superior to the Patriot and Cheolmae II missiles, and was expected to be based on the Russian S-400 technology. This role was filled by development of the L-SAM.

 

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The Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense showcased test footage of Low-Altitude Missile Defense (LAMD) system and Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (L-SAM) system. Designed to intercept incoming large-caliber rockets and artillery rounds, the LAMD is dubbed "Korean Iron Dome" and will protect South Korea's capital and other strategic sites. Designed to intercept ballistic missiles at 50~60km altitude, L-SAM is poised to be the core component of South Korea's ballistic missile defense network. It would be supplemented by US-made Patriot, THAAD, and indigenous Cheongung KM-SAM Block-II missile defense systems. This allows South Korea to conduct layered missile defense over its airsplace. L-SAM also provides long-range air defense against enemy aircraft. Although L-SAM was initially intended to reach IOC in 2026, North Korea's increased ballistic missile capability has caused its intended IOC date to shift earlier than 2026.
 

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Kanka. In the north of us, there is a brother country that shares the same blood that threatens by making nuclear warheads. They are threatening us by firing ballistic missiles a few days ago, and a 600mm ballistic missile with a 380km range is targeting Seoul at the border between South Korea and North Korea. South Korea needs a nuclear umbrella that can be guaranteed safety from nuclear weapons.

So we asked the United States in the past to deploy THAAD(Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), and this alone did not have the means to respond to countries with nuclear weapons around South Korea.

South Korea's development of ballistic missiles and missile defense systems is one of the ways South Korea survives from North Korea, China, and Russia, which have nuclear weapons.

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South Koreans never forget that ballistic missiles from North Korea and China can always target South Korea. We're always at a very close distance where they can destroy us at any time 😂
 

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South Korea's state-owned Agency for Defense Development (ADD) released a successful interception test footage of the developmental L-SAM missile defense system on 01 June 2023. This is the third successful interception out of four tests carried out by L-SAM. L-SAM is designed as an upper-tier interceptor of the multilayered Korean Air & Missile Defense (KMAD) network and is composed of three stages, including the final-stage "kill vehicle." L-SAM is intended to shoot down incoming ballistic missiles at 50-60km altitude and extends South Korea's missile defense capability to upper layer of a ballistic missile flight's terminal phase. In the latest test footage, L-SAM kill vehicle is seen successfully engaging a Korean Ballistic Aerial Target System (K-BATS) in its terminal phase. KMAD also consists of US-origin MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3 and indigenous Cheongung-II (KM-SAM Block-II) missile defense systems, which are designed to intercept missiles at 40km altitude and below. Additonally, US Army operates the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in Korea, which can target missiles at altitude of 40-150km. According to ADD, L-SAM development is scheduled to be completed by 2024 and mass production to begin in 2025. L-SAM will become fully operational across South Korea sometime in late 2020s. Additionally, ADD plans on developing improved L-SAM-II and Cheongung-III (KM-SAM Block-III) in the future.
 

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LIG Nex1 bags US$3.2 billion missile interceptor deal with Saudi Arabia​

20:37 February 06, 2024

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korean defense firm LIG Nex1 has clinched a US$3.2 billion deal to export mid-range surface-air-to missiles (M-SAM II) to Saudi Arabia, Seoul's defense ministry said Tuesday.

LIG Nex1 inked the contract with the Saudi defense ministry to sell Cheongung M-SAM II in November, the ministry said.

It marks LIG Nex1's second overseas sales of Cheongung-II following a deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January 2022.

The hit-to-kill missile system is capable of intercepting incoming missiles at an altitude of about 40 kilometers to protect vital facilities from artillery and aircraft threats.

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Lee Hyun-soo (R), head of LIG Nex1's overseas business division, signs a US$3.2 billion deal to export mid-range surface-air-to missiles to Saudi Arabia with Khalid bin Hussein Al-Bayari, the Saudi assistant defense minister for executive affairs (C), and Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Athel, the deputy governor of the Saudi General Authority for Military Industries, during a ceremony held on the sidelines of the World Defense Show held in Riyadh on Feb. 6, 2024, in this photo provided by the South Korean defense ministry. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Lee Hyun-soo (R), head of LIG Nex1's overseas business division, signs a US$3.2 billion deal to export mid-range surface-air-to missiles to Saudi Arabia with Khalid bin Hussein Al-Bayari, the Saudi assistant defense minister for executive affairs (C), and Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Athel, the deputy governor of the Saudi General Authority for Military Industries, during a ceremony held on the sidelines of the World Defense Show held in Riyadh on Feb. 6, 2024, in this photo provided by the South Korean defense ministry. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

The details of the contract were disclosed after the defense ministers of the two nations held talks in Riyadh on Sunday (local time) to boost arms industry ties on the sidelines of the World Defense Show.

On the margins the defense exhibition, South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and the Saudi defense ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to pave the way for cooperation in the defense industry and joint weapons development.

Under the MOU, the two sides will launch a bilateral committee to jointly conduct research and development of weapons systems for continued cooperation in the defense industry, DAPA said.

Defense Minister Shin Won-sik has made a three-nation trip to the Middle East since Thursday, which has taken him to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He wraps up the weeklong trip Tuesday.

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LIG Nex1 showcases its mid-range surface-to-air missile system during the World Defense Show, an international defense exhibition held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in this photo provided by the Korean defense firm on Feb. 5, 2024. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

LIG Nex1 showcases its mid-range surface-to-air missile system during the World Defense Show, an international defense exhibition held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in this photo provided by the Korean defense firm on Feb. 5, 2024. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

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Cheongung (천궁, Heaven‘s Bow) air defense system exported to UAE ($3.5 bln) and Saudi Arabia ($3.2 bln) so far.

Mid-tier part of multi-layered Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) system. Co-developed with Russia on S-300/-400 base, combining advanced Soviet, US and Korean missile and electronics tech.

Also a contender in Romanian short/mid-range air defense procurement (German IRIS-T SLM likely to win).

Cheongung I (M-SAM Block I): anti-air, hit-to-kill, range 40 km, altitude 20 km

Cheongung II (M-SAM Block II): anti-air & anti-ballistic, enhanced missile design & capabilities

Export variant M-SAM II for Middle East will have latest GaN-based AESA multi-function radar instead of older rotating PESA radar with upgraded detection (anti-aircraft, anti-ballistic, anti-drone).

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Enhanced power & cooling system for continuous 24/7 operation in harsh desert climate.
 
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Wow, is M-SAM-ii really a kenetic interceptor like PAC-3? I didn't notice it before.
 

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Wow, is M-SAM-ii really a kenetic interceptor like PAC-3? I didn't notice it before.
Hit-to-kill from the beginning (M-SAM I and II) with kinetic energy rod warhead and Korean seeker. Another major difference to Russian 9M96E missile (HE frag warhead).

Block I missile has no canards and a similar side thruster design like PAC-3 MSE.

Block II missile has canards like 9M96E and different side thruster arrangement.
 

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Hit-to-kill from the beginning (M-SAM I and II) with kinetic energy rod warhead and Korean seeker. Another major difference to Russian 9M96E missile (HE frag warhead).

Block I missile has no canards and a similar side thruster design like PAC-3 MSE.

Block II missile has canards like 9M96E and different side thruster arrangement.

Could you post some specific photos highlighting the thrusters?

I don't see any here.

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Could you post some specific photos highlighting the thrusters?

I don't see any here.

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They‘re hidden under the white paint.

M-SAM I interceptor side thruster (ring of small black dots):

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M-SAM II interceptor: post launch thruster behind canards + unnoticeable thruster dots for terminal guidance (left from black patches):

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Left Block II with canards (black dots & hidden white dots)
Right Block I (black dots = side thrusters).
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Notice: Some LIG Nex1 & ADD pics, mock-ups and schematics might be altered because of military confidentiality or design changes.
 
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Hanwha Systems to supply radar of Cheongung-II missile defense system to Saudi Arabia​


SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- Hanwha Systems Co., a South Korean defense solutions company, said Tuesday that it has clinched a 1.2 trillion-won (US$866.8 million) deal to supply multi-function radar (MFR) for the Cheongung-II medium-range surface-to-air missile (M-SAM) system, which will be exported to Saudi Arabia.

This deal is part of a larger 4.2 trillion-won contract between South Korean defense firm LIG Nex1 and Saudi Arabia, signed in February, for the export of the Cheongung-II system.

It is Hanwha Systems' second contract worth more than 1 trillion won, following a previous agreement to provide MFR to the United Arab Emirates last year.

The Cheongung-II system is at the center of South Korea's missile defense strategy, designed to intercept incoming missiles and aircraft, primarily as a safeguard against threats from North Korea.

Hanwha Systems' MFR is highly advanced radar that integrates multiple functions, such as detection, tracking, electronic warfare, and missile guidance, into a single system.

The company developed MFR for Cheongung-II in 2020 in cooperation with the state-run Agency for Defense Development, with an improved version, M-SAM MFR Product Improvement Program (PIP), available now.
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An exporting model of Hanwha Systems Co.'s multi-functional radar (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
 

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