S. Korea to produce new air defense cannon system

# 10:05
27 June 2020

South Korea plans to produce a new wheeled cannon system for air defense to replace the Vulcan tanks that have been in use since the 1980s, APA reports citing Tele Trader. 

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said this investment, worth 250 billion won, or $200 million, will contribute to "fostering the defense industry and creating jobs at an economically difficult time."

This announcement comes after growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, although North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un suspended his military plans against South Korea earlier this week.