Iraq opts for KM-SAM

https://armyrecognition.com/news/army-news/army-news-2024/iraq-requests-8-m-sam-ii-air-defense-missile-system-batteries-from-korea-in-2-56-billion-deal
>The M-SAM-II, also known as Cheongung II, is celebrated for its advanced capabilities and reliability in modern combat scenarios. Developed by the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and manufactured by LIG Nex1, the M-SAM-II offers robust defense against various aerial threats, including aircraft, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles. One of its standout features is its advanced radar system, which can simultaneously detect and track multiple targets. This multi-function radar ensures high target identification and engagement accuracy, making the M-SAM-II a formidable defense asset.

>Additionally, the M-SAM-II employs hit-to-kill technology in its interceptor missiles, designed to neutralize incoming threats through kinetic energy. This technology significantly enhances the probability of a successful interception while minimizing the risk of collateral damage.

>The M-SAM-II has emerged as one of the most sought-after surface-to-air missile systems on the global stage. Recent contracts, including a $3.2 billion deal with Saudi Arabia and a $3.5 billion contract with the United Arab Emirates, attest to its popularity. Coupled with Iraq's recent request, these contracts amount to a staggering $9.2 billion within just one to two years, solidifying the M-SAM-II's position as Korea's most successful defense product alongside the K9 artillery system.

What makes it so much more successful than Russian SAM?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does Iraq need SAMs if the U.S. still has bases full of them?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why does iraq need a military if the US has bases on its territory?
      homosexual

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why does Iraq need SAMs if the U.S. still has bases full of them?
      They're planning on driving out all the zoggers from their land.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So they chose iranian wiener over american?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >when your supposed puppet regime starts employing pro-Iran terrorists.
          https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/kataib-hezbollah-part-iraqs-pmf

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think anyone calls Iraq a US puppet state.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Iran still exists

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Iraq's kicking us out again. The last time they did that, ISIS filled the power vacuum and the Iraqis had to ask us to come back. But I'm sure this time it'll go great.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How tf are they paying for it? They are barely a country

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Three letters, moron

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        CIA?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You don't get to bring friends

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oil u dingus

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      5th largest oil reserves in the world you dumb mutt

      https://i.imgur.com/Djzbp6u.jpeg

      https://armyrecognition.com/news/army-news/army-news-2024/iraq-requests-8-m-sam-ii-air-defense-missile-system-batteries-from-korea-in-2-56-billion-deal
      >The M-SAM-II, also known as Cheongung II, is celebrated for its advanced capabilities and reliability in modern combat scenarios. Developed by the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and manufactured by LIG Nex1, the M-SAM-II offers robust defense against various aerial threats, including aircraft, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles. One of its standout features is its advanced radar system, which can simultaneously detect and track multiple targets. This multi-function radar ensures high target identification and engagement accuracy, making the M-SAM-II a formidable defense asset.

      >Additionally, the M-SAM-II employs hit-to-kill technology in its interceptor missiles, designed to neutralize incoming threats through kinetic energy. This technology significantly enhances the probability of a successful interception while minimizing the risk of collateral damage.

      >The M-SAM-II has emerged as one of the most sought-after surface-to-air missile systems on the global stage. Recent contracts, including a $3.2 billion deal with Saudi Arabia and a $3.5 billion contract with the United Arab Emirates, attest to its popularity. Coupled with Iraq's recent request, these contracts amount to a staggering $9.2 billion within just one to two years, solidifying the M-SAM-II's position as Korea's most successful defense product alongside the K9 artillery system.

      What makes it so much more successful than Russian SAM?

      They have golden eagle from Korea too

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >US spends over $1 trillion dollars and thousands of lives to """free iraq"""
    >iraq then sides with iran, sells oil to china, and now buys non-US weapons

    biggest cuck job of the 21st century. W Bush belongs in jail

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ah yes South Korea
      America's eternal enemy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Aren't south korean weapon interoperable with western equipment? Or are they eastern like russia and china?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They should be, or at least will be once poland has them delivered and will have to make them NATO standart

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They should be, or at least will be once poland has them delivered and will have to make them NATO standart

          As far as I remember, South Korea operates PAC-3 as well.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Kinda nobrainer to make their weapons NATO standart since they see how slow other systems manufacturers can be

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But it is? They've totally redesigned the Russian missile and made it compatible with already existing systems.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >comprehension

        Also as america only sold them gimped/nerfed weaponry (like F-16block52+ without Sniper pod and Amraam) it's no brainer that Iraq look elsewhere for their military need

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > gimped/nerfed weaponry (like F-16block52+ without Sniper pod and Amraam)
          Because iraq is in iran’s sphere if not a vassal

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If that's the issue then why sell them F-16 in the first place?
            It's not just Iraq, even Egypt is denied AMRAAM that's why they bought Mig-29M because even if it's less capable than F-16 the russian didn't gatekeep their stuff

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              > why sell them F-16 in the first place?
              Old blocks that they no longer need
              > Egypt is denied AMRAAM
              I think Egypt is also denied Meteor for the Rafales and it's because Israel objects to it

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >old blocks
                USAF is still flying Block 30 F-16

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You mean US ANG

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              > why sell them F-16 in the first place?
              Old blocks that they no longer need
              > Egypt is denied AMRAAM
              I think Egypt is also denied Meteor for the Rafales and it's because Israel objects to it

              true
              So much for "military aid" to egypt. it’s more like military sabotage
              On top of being ineffective, keeping them operational costs money so they are a liability

              They also stood in the way of SCALP missiles going to egypt until some parts were replaced with french made ones

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if anything the US is probably happy that south korea has a healthy arms industry. Means they don't have to spend as much money defending them from the North.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nope. In the ridiculously unlikely scenario that the North attacks it’ll be the US doing to heavy lifting. The South’s military is a joke.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This.

        Nope. In the ridiculously unlikely scenario that the North attacks it’ll be the US doing to heavy lifting. The South’s military is a joke.

        Clueless brainlet with no concept of US pacrim geopolitical policies in effect unchanged since ww2

        The US playbook is South Korea handles North Korea while the US handles China and keeps Japan and Russia in check

        So yeah the US does the heavy lifting from a big picture perspective but the Korean peninsula will be 99.999% South Korea, maybe more, its why ROK has more firepower at full readiness than all of Europe combined

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Obama was the one who threw Iraq away, anon.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The ‘07 insurgency and troop surge lost the war you fricking moron. Americans didn’t want another Vietnam and the campaign’s public support was cratering.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >OBAMA WAS A HECKIN GOOD BOY

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Friendship cancelled with Isreal
    Iran is my new friend

    It's going to happen eventually. Obama started the switch and only deepstate boomers are pro-Israel now. In 10 years relations will normalize. In 15 Iran will admit it had nuclear weapons all along. In 30 they'll be training with NATO while Israel seethes in the background.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    KF-21 soon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody is buying that F16 skinjob.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Nobody is buying that F16 skinjob.
        No F-16 has been integrated with Meteor so far.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back in the 2000s the Chinese arms industry got its bad reputation on the international mark in the Middle East and Africa. I wonder if Korea is going that route lol.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I wonder if Korea is going that route lol.
      I'm sure the current Korean MIC has a higher level of technology than China in the early 2000s.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its the opposite, korean weapons are used regularly in the mideast and wrecking adversaries arguably better than us and certainly euro weapons, its why all of the mideast nations keep buying them, looks like even india, though not middle east, is also putting in an order for another few hundred k9s too

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who are they using them against?

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How does it stand up against NASAMS?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's got a BMD capability so better I guess.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's also purchasing KUH-1 Surion as well.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >asiatics copy a Puma
      >Give it a asiatic name
      >Look at our domestic helicopter!!
      Literal chink tier aerospace tactics.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        copy a Puma
        Actually, it's a joint development with Airbus.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KAI_KUH-1_Surion
        >The KAI KUH-1 Surion is a twin-engine, transport utility helicopter developed primarily by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) jointly with Eurocopter.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mutts copy EC145
        >give it indian name
        >look at our domestic helicopter!!

        2 can play that game

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          forgot pic

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you implying that Europe needs to copy someone when it comes to rotary wing?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/FaSlP6W.png

        >have the KM-SAMs ever seen any combat scenario?
        Yeah, pic rel

        I remember this incident, their cope was "don't want to get civlians hurt". iirc though, they crashed a plane and tried to shoot down one drone with a helo(it missed)

        >mutts copy EC145
        >give it indian name
        >look at our domestic helicopter!!

        2 can play that game

        Euros are seething so hard because worst korea is poaching all of their potential orders.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No actually, im glad poland is getting armed to shit with korea nweapons. Better then waiting decades for germans to sell shit

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The M-SAM-II, also known as Cheongung II, is celebrated for its advanced capabilities and reliability in modern combat scenarios
    have the KM-SAMs ever seen any combat scenario? else that is quite a pitch for a "unproven" system.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >have the KM-SAMs ever seen any combat scenario?
      Yeah, pic rel

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I remember this incident, their cope was "don't want to get civlians hurt". iirc though, they crashed a plane and tried to shoot down one drone with a helo(it missed)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, it's even more sad when they are one of the only nations that actively put VADS on civilian skyscrapers for this exact scenario, but still failed. IIRC one drone started flying over the presidential office in Seoul which makes that excuse even more bullshit because anything that touches that airspace should be obliterated.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But props are super effective against low speed drones.
          https://mil.in.ua/en/news/yak-52-shot-down-a-russian-reconnaissance-drone-in-the-sky-over-odesa/

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >have the KM-SAMs ever seen any combat scenario? else that is quite a pitch for a "unproven" system.
      UAE started deploying its first batch of KM-SAM, so we're about to see that in the near future,

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        depending how simplified/automated they created the system this might be a do or break moment, because Arab moment

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