South Korea to mass-produce ground-based communication terminals for ANASIS-II
South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 27 December that it has signed contracts with Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 to mass produce ground-based communication terminals linked to the ANASIS-II, the countrys first dedicated military communications satellite.
The project, valued KRW888.5 billion (USD742 million) between 2021 and 2025, will see the two South Korean companies manufacture eight different ground-fixed and vehicle-based communication devices that will operate jointly with the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.
The mass production of ground-based terminals will enhance defence capabilities and core performance of the ANASIS-II system, and support the development of South Korea’s space defence industry, with a 96% localisation rate already achieved, a DAPA spokesperson said. Specifically, 48 local companies in the field of modems, antenna devices and software for signal reception and transmission are contributing to this project, the agency added.