DAPA Completes Development of TAipers Anti-Tank Missile

DAPA Completes Development of TAipers Anti-Tank Missile

The Republic of Korea’s (ROK) armaments agency Defence Acquisition Programme Administration DAPA has announced that the development of the domestically designed and developed TAipers (Tank Snipers), or Cheongeom anti-tank missile has been completed for the Korea Aerospace Industries Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) and other rotorcraft.

The missile is intended for use by helicopters, and its development began in November 2015. The development phase has cost $139.5 million. According to DAPA, the missile has two modes as “fire-and-forget” (launch and autonomous guidance) and “fire-and-update” (launch and update target data in flight) capabilities. The wire-guided missile can operate day and night and under any weather conditions. As it is wire-guided, it is immune to any electronic countermeasures. It achieves a maximum range of eight kilometres. The missile weighs 35 kilogrammes, is 1.7 metres long and is 150 millimetres in diameter. TAipers adopted a tandem warhead that is capable of breaking explosive reactive armour.DAPA Completes Development of Long-Range TAipers Anti-Tank MissileThe missile is equipped with an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm. Thru deep learning of target images with more than 800,000 frames, fixed targets can be automatically captured without operator intervention in an emergency.DAPA Completes Development of Long-Range TAipers Anti-Tank Missile

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