January 14, 2005 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Defense research institute has developed a radar-jammer aimed at protecting South Korean fighters from enemy ground-to-air and air-to-air guided missile threats, officials said earlier this week.
RoKAF F-16C block 52 #93-076 is in a flight with three other sisterships over the coastline of the East Sea. [RoKAF photo]
The Agency for Defense Development, affiliated with the Defense Ministry, said the ALQ-X jammer will be put in South Korean F-16, F-4 fighters and other cargo aircraft beginning this year.
The jammer, which the government has been importing from the United States, spreads disruptive electronic pulses after detecting hostile radar and communication.