LIG Nex1 press release
In particular, since 1998, the two companies have promoted the technical cooperative production and depot maintenance of the armament control system mounted on the destroyer, a large ship of the Navy, and since 2016, LIG Nex1 has secured the depot maintenance capability of the CIWS (Proximity Defense System: Goalkeeper). We are continuing and strengthening cooperation between the two companies, such as transferring technology to make this possible.
At the 2022 Farnborough International Air Show, Byeong-hyun Kwon, head of LIG Nex1’s C4ISTAR business division, and Pascale Sourisse, senior vice president of Thales, decided to expand cooperation in performance improvement areas including MRO.
Through the signing of this MOU, LIG Nex1 is expected to achieve 300 billion won in orders in the MRO field in 2022.
Naval News comments:
LIG Nex1 opened a new Goalkeeper CIWS maintenance facility in South Korea in 2019.
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.
LIG Nex1 has won in late 2021 a tender for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy CIWS-II program. The new system will replace the Goalkeeper.