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26 Dec 13. South Korean companies to commence production of a locally developed air defence system in 2014. A trio of South Korean defence companies will commence production in 2014 of a locally developed air defence missile system, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said on 27 December. DAPA said the 30 mm gun system has been developed by Doosan DST (Defence, Science, and Technology), Lig Nex1 and Samsung Thales and that the three companies will collaborate on the production of the platform and deliver it to the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) from 2015. The decision to move ahead with the production phase of the programme follows a series of tests carried out on the missile system in 2013, said DAPA. (Source: IHS Jane’s)

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