South Korea completes development of frigate land attack missile

Illustration: ROKS Incheon. Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces

South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that South Korea Navy frigates will soon be able to strike land targets with the development of a new ship-to-ground missile.

The successfully tested missile is the result of seven years of work undertaken by the country’s Agency for Defense Development.

According to South Korean Yonhap News, the missile will enhance the country’s ability to strike North Korea’s military positions and facilities.

The missiles are now going into production with inclined (FFX I frigates) and vertical launch systems (FFX II frigates). Vertical launch systems are expected to be fielded on first South Korean warships by 2019.

The missile features obstacle-evading technology and has improved trajectory-generation times, the agency said.


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