This year’s Association of the United States Army (2017 AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition took place in Washington D.C. from October 9 to 11 (local time).
There, the Hybrid Biho, an air defense system developed by Hanwha Defense, attracted the attention of many participants.
These days, short-range air defense (SHORAD) is emerging as the latest trend in the global defense market as threats from drones and unmanned aerial vehicles are on the rise.
The Hybrid Biho is the Biho, a self-propelled 30 mm anti-aircraft gun, combined with guided weapons. It constitutes the key part of the air defense system of the Republic of Korea Army as a system utilizing the advantages of a twin gun and a guide missile at the same time. It is equipped with an advanced radar system and an electronic optical tracking system and is capable of detecting and tracking targets on its own. This means it is highly useful in coping with drones and unmanned aerial vehicles flying at a low altitude.
Earlier, the Hybrid Biho took part in the U.S. Army’s evaluation test of maneuver-short range air defense (M-SHORAD) systems in early September this year.