Agency for Defense Development

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Agency for Defense Development
Address462 Jochiwon-gil Yuseong-gu Daejeon, Korea
Agency for Defense Development
Revised RomanizationGukbang Gwahak Yeonguso
McCune–ReischauerKukbang Kwahak Yeonguso

The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) is the South Korean national agency for research and development in defense technology, funded by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration. It was established in August 1970 under the banner of the self-reliable defense. Its purpose is contributing to enforcing the national defense, to improving the national R&D capacity, and to fostering the domestic defense industry.

ADD is responsible for first South Korean ballistic missile Nike Hercules Korea-1 aka White/Polar Bear, developed in the 1970s with its first successful test in 1978.[1]

ADD will be the operator of South Korea's first dedicated military satellite, ANASIS II.[2]

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