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Cheongung medium-range surface-to-air missile system

Country of Origin: South Korea


The Cheongung medium-range surface-to-air missile (M-SAM), also referred to as the KM-SAM, system has been designed to replace aging MIM-23 Hawk batteries in South Korea.

The South Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD) developed the system with Russian technical assistance. The air defense system is based on Russia's SA-21 Growler (S-400), particularly the 9M96 missile.

South Korea may also seek to export the weapon system.

The South Korean industry team for the project was...

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