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South Korea approves military digital programmes

30th April 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) in South Korea has approved three new programmes critical to digitisation of the armed forces, while also signing off on radar projects and other important initiatives.

The Defense Acquisition Program Committee met for the 126th time on 27 April. It approved development of a new combat management system (CMS) on the six future KDDX/KDX-IV destroyers for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN).

The CMS will be required to perform anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare roles, as well as ballistic missile defence. The project timeline covers 2020-23, with a budget of KRW670 billion ($546.8 million)

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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