Morning of the 19th local time, when the South Korean Army held a training session in Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province, a South Korean-made “Sanggong” individual anti-tank missile fell 1.5 kilometers from its target and exploded on farmland.
South Korea’s “Joongang Ilbo” stated that foreign guests who came to attend the Korea Defense Industry Exhibition just witnessed all this, “really embarrassing internationally.”
According to the “Central Daily News” report on the 19th, as there were no people near the explosion site, the accident caused no casualties.
The South Korean military stated that it is investigating the cause of the accident and it is not clear whether the weapon itself was defective or there was an error in its operation.
It is reported that the weather conditions were poor that day, with swift and violent rain.
“Zhang Gong” is a Korean-made individual anti-tank missile with a range of 3 kilometers.
It uses “dual warhead” technology-2 warheads are arranged longitudinally. The front warhead destroys the enemy tank’s reactive armor first, and the main rear The warhead is responsible for penetrating the main armor of the enemy tank, killing and injuring the enemy’s vital forces.