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Upgrades Mulled For PAC-2 Missile Defense Systems

October 30 2012

South Korea

A software upgrade for the Patriot Advanced Capability 2 (PAC-2) air defense systems is under consideration in South Korea, says the Defense Ministry, as reported by the Yonhap News Agency.

The planned modernization is aimed at improving the system's accuracy against North Korean missile and nuclear threats, officials said.

PAC-2s have been fielded to protect against North Korean short- and medium-range missiles as part of Seoul's project to build an independent theater...

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