Hanwha Systems to Manufacture 12 Air Defense Command & Control Systems for S Korean Military

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Hanwha Systems to Manufacture 12 Air Defense Command & Control Systems for S Korean Military
Hanwha Systems (image: BusinessKorea)

Hanwha Systems will manufacture 12 air defense Command, Control and Alert (C2A) systems for the South Korean Military in a contract worth 32.9 billion won (US$29.1 million).

The new air defense command and control system features the ability to detect hostile aircraft quicker, Yonhap quoted the country's arms procurement agency as saying Tuesday.

The C2A systems will be delivered by next year, with the initial production having begun earlier this month.

According to Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the system is designed to reduce the amount of time needed to detect and respond to a hostile target to 30 seconds from the current up to 3 minutes, as it employs an automated real-time transmission of data on the target.

Currently, the military uses radio sets to disseminate to relevant units information on air threats.

From 2011-2017, the state-run Agency for Defense Development led the project to develop the C2A. Some 20 local firms, including Hanwha Systems, joined it.

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