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A center for the coordination of reconnaissance satellites has been opened in South Korea

03.02.2023 ТАСС 39 просмотров

A center for the development of reconnaissance satellite coordination technologies has appeared in the Republic of Korea. 

The National Defense Procurement Administration (DAPA) of South Korea has opened a new research center that will develop technologies for the coordination and effective management of military reconnaissance satellites. This was reported on Thursday by the Yonhap news agency, citing sources from among officials.

South Korea does not have military reconnaissance satellites, but plans to launch such a device this year and expects to build four more by 2025. The task of the new center will be to develop technologies to ensure reliable communication between satellites for effective management of them.

The Center was established on the basis of the Korean Institute of Advanced Technologies (KAIST) in Daejeon. The military intends to develop the necessary technologies with the support of the private sector, higher education institutions and research institutes. The DAPA budget provides for the allocation of almost $ 20 million for these purposes until 2028.

The Hanguk Gyeongjae newspaper reported last year that the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea plans to allocate $2.3 billion for the development and launch of 12 new reconnaissance satellites. The launch into orbit will begin in 2029. In this way, South Korea plans to improve its intelligence potential against the DPRK in the context of the development of its missile and nuclear programs.

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