« As weapon systems become more sophisticated, ensuring stable maintenance capabilities is becoming an important task, » LIG Nex 1 stated. As of now, LIG Nex 1 teams are able « to reduce the time and expense required for Goalkeeper support costs, » it added.
In 2006, LIG Nex1 signed a contract with the South Korean company Jiaxing to set up a joint venture company for the RoK Navy Goalkeeper systems support. In 2006, it transferred technical experience and technology to the original company, Thales Netherland.
The RoK Navy currently operates the Goalkeeper CIWS on four types of ships: the Gwanggaeto the Great-class, Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class and Sejong the Great-class destroyers as well as on the Dokdo-class LHD/LPH vessels.
Development of the Goalkeeper system began in 1975 with Hollandse Signaal, now Thales Nederland). It mainly flies on the GAU-8/A Avenger 30 mm cannon, a 2D I band search radar and a tracking radar operating in both I band and K band.
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