The State Arms Agency in South Korea said they will push to speed up the development of their systems that detect and mitigate smaller drones. This system will aid South Korea’s defense and is a solution following the recent failure to shoot down small North Korean drones. 

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) mentioned that it would look to develop the defense system over 39 months. A development like this normally requires 48 months. 

DAPA has opened bidding for a “portable anti-drone jammer.” They have plans to purchase and deploy this system in 2023. 

North Korea sent drones into South Korea’s airspace in late December. These drones were under 6 meters resulting in South Korea being unable to detect and shoot them down with accuracy. This solution will help South Korea be prepared for any future drone-based provocations by the North.