The system made by Poongsan, which has been in development for the past few years, reached a major milestone late last year when it completed “phase 1” of development.
In an interview with Naval News, a spokesperson for Poongsan said that phase 1 focused on concept design and achieving internal and rear tail stability. He also explained the remaining development phases for the system.
“We completed work on phase 1 last year. The stage that we are currently at, phase 2, focuses on the main wings. Phase 3 is when we will finish development on the system.”
The GGNM-5 has a range of over 100 km and has increased accuracy compared to the previous ordnance used by the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). Its exact payload can vary between 70 kg and 100 kg.
“The ROKN has shown great interest in our platform. We are confident that our system can meet the needs of the ROKN. We are also planning on exporting the system. The fact that it can be fired from a 5-inch gun, the most common caliber large naval gun, makes it more attractive on the international market,” Poongsan spokesperson added.
The spokesperson was unable to provide a specific date at which work on the GGNM-5 will be completed. However, at ADEX 2021, which Naval News covered last year, Poongsan did state that it hoped to finish development before 2030.