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Also Known As: KASM and Korean Anti-Submarine Missile
Origin: South Korea
Parent System: Red Shark
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Red Shark or Korean Anti-Submarine Missile (KASM) is a vertically launched missile carrying a Blue Shark lightweight torpedo to engage sophisticated submarines. The Korean Agency for Defense Development and LIG Nex1 carried out its development on behalf of the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The Red Shark is intended to fit into surface ships equipped with Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) to counter distant operating hostile submarines. The Red Shark propulsion system consists of a rocket motor with Thrust Vectoring Control (TVC) capable of a traveling ranges of 19 kilometers. The Blue Shark is released using a parachute. The RoKN is deploying its new long-range anti-submarine warfare (ASW) weapon onboard KDX-II and KDX-III destroyers.
Red Shark Applications
Red Shark Specifications
Length: 5.20 meter (205 inch)
Max Range: 19 kilometer (10.3 nautical mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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