South Korea intends to create a system to protect its infrastructure from a possible North Korean artillery strike, Yonhap reports, citing the administration of the Defense Procurement program of the Republic of Korea (DAPA).
It is reported that the committee for the promotion of defense projects has approved a project worth 2.89 trillion won ($2.56 billion) and may launch it next year.
The project involves the creation and deployment of an analog of the Israeli “Iron Dome,” the purpose of which is to detect, identify and destroy short-range missiles, artillery shells, and drones along the demarcation line with the DPRK.
According to the agency, North Korea has already placed about a thousand artillery pieces on this site.
The Israeli air defense system, known as the “Iron Dome,” consists of radar, a control center, and an installation for hitting enemy missiles. The official authorities highly appreciate its effectiveness in the face of external threats facing the country.