Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 2,000
Unitary Cost: USD$173,000
Also Known As: Korean Portable Surface-to-Air Missile and KP-SAM Shingung
Origin: South Korea
Corporations: LIG Nex1
Parent System: Chiron
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 2,000
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Description: The Chiron, also known as Korean Portable Surface-to-Air Missile (KP-SAM), is a man-portable, supersonic, short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) developed by LIG Nex1 for the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA). It features a two-color infrared seeker and can shoot down rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft as well as unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and cruise missiles at ranges of 7,000 meters and altitudes up to 3,500 meters. The two-stage missile is fitted with a dual thrust rocket motor to increase terminal speed that ignites after the first stage ejects the weapon from the launch tube. The high explosive (HE) warhead can detonate by impact or utilizing a proximity fuze. Optionally, the Chiron's launch unit, which can operate day or night as a sight system, can receive clues from surveillance radars or other assets via radiofrequency. In addition to a tripod-mounted launch mechanism, the Chiron missile system can be integrated on vehicles, vessels and helicopters.

Chiron Applications

Fighting Ships Gumdoksuri

Chiron Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
System Crew: 2
Diameter: 80 millimeter (3.15 inch)
Launch Unit Length: 1.87 meter
Length: 1.68 meter (66 inch)
Max Range: 7,000 meter (3.78 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 3,500 meter (2.18 mile)
Top Speed: 2.10 mach (2,511 kph)
Launch Unit Weight: 19.5 kilogram (43 pound)
Warhead: 2.50 kilogram (5.51 pound)
Weight: 14 kilogram (30.9 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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