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New Laser System To Defeat N. Korean Drones

September 17 2019

South Korea

South Korea plans to develop an anti-drone system by to counter North Korean spy aircraft, reports Reuters.

Seoul has allocated US$74 million to develop the system to detect and destroy drones by 2023, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

The Block I variant will be capable of tracking and destroying small drones and aircraft with a fiber-optic laser at close range.

“We aim to improve the system so that it will ultimately be capable of intercepting a...

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