Korea to deploy coastal surveillance system
Published : Sep 16, 2013 - 21:05
Updated : Sep 16, 2013 - 21:05
South Korea will develop an advanced coastal surveillance system composed of radar and cameras for deployment in border and offshore areas prone to infiltrations by next year, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said Monday.

The DAPA said it will spend 41.8 billion won ($38.6 million) to upgrade the current radar and thermal observation devices placed in coastal areas and additionally install day and night surveillance cameras developed by Daebo Communication & Systems, a South Korean IT company.

The project also includes an integrated control system to enable information access between different units to enhance border awareness of northwestern islands in the tensely guarded Yellow Sea, the agency said.

The DAPA plans to pick 12 Army and Marine Corps units in coastal areas, which are deemed prone to infiltration by North Koreans, to install the surveillance system by next year, officials said.

“This project will put major coastal areas under constant watch and enable neighboring units to share real-time visual information for effective border operations,” the DAPA said in a release. (Yonhap News)