Posted January. 10, 2005 22:00,
The Ministry of National Defense announced on January 9 that it has successfully developed ALQ-X, a new electronic jamming suite designed to protect our fighter planes against enemy missile and anti-aircraft fire attacks.
The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) spent four years of time and tens of billions of won in budget money to develop the state-of-the-art electronic warfare tool which fires large-output disturbance electronic waves shortly after detecting enemy missiles or radar signals. The equipment will be mounted at the bottom of KF-16 and F-4 aircraft, the major fighter planes of the Korean air force, and transport planes.
In particular, the equipment can detect up to several times farther than existing imports can, and also has a superior disturbance function, the Defense Ministry explained.
An official at the ministry said that the equipment successfully passed the military authorities function evaluation in military operations last year, and would be deployed from the second half of this year.