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June 22, 2021

South Korea plans military pilot operation of anti-drone radar system

The system was developed under a contract awarded last year via the rapid pilot acquisition project.

South Korea’s arms procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced a military pilot operation of an anti-drone radar system.

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The radar-linked anti-drone integrated solution is designed to address the growing threats posed by small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

It can detect drones that are ultra-small and makes them inoperable through radio wave jamming.

The anti-drone radar system is the result of a KRW4.84bn ($4.3m) contract awarded to a local company in November last year. It has been procured under the rapid pilot acquisition project route.

The system has been developed using the country’s indigenous technologies and underwent a production and inspection period, noted the agency.

During trials, the system detected a drone with a radar cross-section of 0.01m² from a distance of 8km away.

Over the next six months, the South Korean Army, navy and airforce will operate the radar system.

DAPA senior agency official Kim Il-dong said: “We expect that the anti-aircraft defence capabilities of major military facilities will be further strengthened by preparing for a new threat such as drones, and we will pre-empt various future security threats through the rapid trial acquisition system.

“I expect that industry/academic/research cooperation will be further activated in the future, and various and excellent civilian technologies will be introduced into the defence field.”

In April, South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD)-led unmanned ground surveillance vehicle (USV) entered the systems development phase.

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South Korea’s defense budget is currently valued at $48.3 billion after experiencing impressive and robust annual growth of 10.5% in 2022. Over the forecast period, South Korean defense expenditure is anticipated to register a strong CAGR of 6.3% over 2023-27 and reach $66.2 billion by 2027. The country’s acquisition budget, which includes research and development (R&D) funding, is also anticipated to register significant growth, projected to reach $21.6 billion in 2027, seeing significant rise from the anticipated $17 billion in 2023. South Korean defense spending is continuing to be fueled by the country’s hostile relationship with North Korea, coupled with the need to develop its own domestic industry. If you want to strategize successfully off this growing market, it is important to be fully informed. This report’s key findings include:
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  • Drivers of defense spending
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