March 20, 2023

Seoul to deploy new radar system to detect North Korean long-range artillery

Objective is to “incapacitate” DPRK’s long-range artillery should it strike Seoul

The South Korean army has developed a new indigenous counter-battery radar system designed to prevent long-range artillery strikes against the Seoul metropolitan area, the South’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on Monday.

Seoul’s arms procurement agency said the military has developed the so-called “counter-artillery detection radar-II" amid fears about North Korea's ability to hit South Korea's capital with heavy artillery.