The reform blueprint only stated the government will strengthen the KAMD
and the Kill Chain without mentioning any specific measures.
To accomplish this, the ROK MND is planning an "underwater KAMD system." Detection will employ military-intelligence surveillance satellites and strategic, high-altitude, unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor North Korean Sinp'o/Gorae-class SSBs berthed at their naval base; tracking will be done by dispatching Aegis-equipped ROKN destroyers and frigates to the scene; and destruction will rely on intercepting SLBMs with antiair missiles such as SM-2s launched from surface combatant ships.
The indigenous KAMD system, even if bolstered by U.S.
, expected to be deployed by mid-2020s, includes medium-range surface-to-air missiles (M-SAM), long-range surface-to-air missiles (L-SAM), U.S.
South Korea is working on a low-tier missile shield -- the Korea Air and Missile Defense system or KAMD
-- a network that includes Patriot Advanced Capability-2 and -3 interceptors, ship-based SM-2 missiles, and locally developed medium-range surface-to-air missiles.
The sale of the PAC-3 missiles, according to DSCA, will help South Korea "to effectively conduct and sustain BMD operations, as well as serve as a core component to the Republic of Korea's [ROK's] future Korea Air Missile Defense (KAMD
)." South Korea only has PAC-2 missiles which are being used to intercept incoming aircraft, (http://english.chosun.com) Chosun Media said.
Instead, it built its own independent anti-missile system, called the Korean Air and Missile Defense System (KAMD
), as well as the Kill Chain system, which is designed to carry out pre-emptive strikes on missile launch sites in North Korea.
In October 2013, Joint Chief of Staff Chairman, Admiral Choi Yun-hee, made upgrading South Korea's existing missile defence system, in the form of the Korea Air and Missile Defense (KAMD
) system, or 'Kill Chain Project' as it has become known, a priority.
"While maintaining strong (South) Korea-US joint defense system, the government will secure anti-weapons of mass destruction capabilities, such as kill chain and the Korea Air and Missile Defense (KAMD
) system, at an early date to make North Korea realize on its own that its nuclear weapons and missiles are useless," she said.
indigenous Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD
) system to counter
It chose to develop its own missile defense system, the Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD
South Korea is preparing to buy hundreds of ATBMs to construct its personal air defense structure named KAMD
(the Korean Air and Missile Defense) due to rising missile terrorization from North Korea.