South Korea will purchase Israeli missile attack early warning radar to prevent North Korea
Israel early warning radar development and production of pine
According to the International Associated Press September 24, 2009 reported that South Korea has confirmed that Israel bought the “Pine” radar warning system plan. This is the biggest bilateral cooperation arms trade, the contract amount of approximately $ 200 million.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) also confirmed the transaction, but declined to give any details. Nevertheless, South Korean media said the South Korean defense procurement agency ordered before the end of October 2 “pine” Block-B system. This advanced system will be used as an Israeli missile interceptor system “Arrow” type-2 radar.
IAI subsidiary Elta Systems, Inc. by the construction of the “Pine” radar detection range of the alleged 482.79 km, enough to cover most of the territory of South Korea, and to protect South Korea against North Korean missile threat. South Korean defense official said, “Pine” unit is expected to begin operation in 2012. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program spokesman, said the system will significantly improve anti-missile defense capability.
In addition, Korea is still discussing with the purchase of IAI, “Arrow” missile defense system issues. South Korea has been previously sold IAI “Falcon” radar warning system. (China Aerospace Engineering Consultation Center Chen Fei Xu Hongying)