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S. Korea deploys homegrown radar system to Air Force

All News 09:31 April 29, 2022

SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has deployed a new homegrown radar guidance system to the Air Force to replace those that have been in use at military airports for more than three decades, the state arms procurement agency said Friday.

The armed service has recently received the precision approach radar (PAR) systems used by air traffic controllers to give navigational guidance to pilots for landing, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

In 2012, DAPA and the South Korean defense firm LIG Nex1 jointly invested 20 billion won (US$15.74 million) to develop the new radar system. Its development was completed in 2017.

DAPA said it plans to continue its push to indigenously develop other military radar systems so as to help strengthen the nation's overall defense capabilities.

This image, provided by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, shows an image of the newly developed precision approach radar system. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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