South Korean Anti-Drone Radar Can Detect UAVs the Size of Baseball

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  • 06:38 AM, June 22, 2021
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South Korean Anti-Drone Radar Can Detect UAVs the Size of Baseball

The South Korean military will operate an anti-drone radar system capable of detecting very small drones, even those the size of a baseball, over the next six months.

The system is capable of detecting drones as small as the size of a baseball within 8km of distance and incapacitating them with jammers when identified as an unauthorized vehicle, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement.

"Our air defense capabilities to protect major military infrastructure are expected to be upgraded further by preparing against the new threats posed by drones,” Kim Il-dong, a senior agency official, was quoted as saying by Yonhap News Agency today.

The system was developed by a local company under a 4.84 billion-won ($4.3 million) deal last year and underwent a six-month production and inspection period.

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