This image released Friday by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration shows the concept of the local close-quarters weapon system. (Administration of the defense procurement program)
The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the project aimed to develop the Close In Weapon System-II (CIWS-II) – an on-board gun capable of countering incoming attacks in the final phase of the multi-layered interception program of the Navy – by 2027.
The Navy currently uses end-stage interception systems imported from the United States and the Netherlands.
The CIWS-II project will use nationally developed technologies to counter various types of threats, such as those from hostile anti-sea missiles and high-speed ship infiltration, DAPA said.
Once developed, the system will be mounted on major warships, including destroyers currently in development as part of the Korean Destroyer Next Generation project. (Yonhap)