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Friday, July 31, 2015

Indigenous surface-to-air guided missiles to be deployed this year

Korea will deploy indigenous surface-to-air guided missiles by the end of this year as testing has been successfully completed, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), Thursday.

"The Defense Agency for Technology and Quality (DTaQ) successfully conducted the quality certification firing of the Cheongung in late July," said the DAPA in a press release. "Mass production will begin in earnest this year following the completion of the quality-certification process."

A DAPA official noted that the product receives a pass mark if it hits its target twice out of three test-fires.

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