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Report: S. Korea mulling Iron Dome deal

Seoul exploring possibility of acquiring missile defense system to bolster its defenses against North Korean threat

Published: 08.20.12, 14:46 / Israel Business

South Korea is reportedly considering the purchase of several Iron Dome missile defense system batteries.


The advanced defense system is manufactured by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

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According to reports, Seoul hopes to become the first international client for the system. It is said to be exploring the system's ability to meet the threat posed by Pyongyang's rockets.


The system would, however, need to undergo some changes to fit Seoul's needs.


According to IsraelDefense, should the deal go through, South Korea intends to deploy the defense system around "sensitive facilities" in the South Korean capital.


A South Korean delegation has reportedly visited Israel and met with Rafael and defense industry officials in regards to a possible deal.


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