South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has deployed Remote Activation Munition System (RAMS) to its defense forces.
"The new RAMS is equipment to destroy the enemy's command center and key facilities for use by our troops infiltrating deep into its territory and support the maneuvering of engineering units," the agency was quoted as saying by Yonhap Tuesday.
"As the new RAMS has been put in service, the operation capability of forces with a mission deep in the enemy's territory has been upgraded by one notch," said a senior DAPA official Lee Sang-moon.
It features an improved communication system, weighing less than previous versions, which would significantly increase the efficiency of military operations, as well as the survivability of operators on battlefields.
He added that DAPA will also seek to export the "superb" device that went through all the tough testing procedures.
The DAPA developed RAMS in partnership with Huneed Technologies, a local defense firm, in 2014.
In December, DAPA wrapped up the delivery of the system to the special forces of the Army, the Navy and the Marine Corps, as well as engineering battalions.
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