Agency for Defense Development
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EstablishedAugust, 1970

The Agency for Defense Development (ADD, Korean: 국방과학연구소, Hanja: 國防科學硏究所) is the South Korean national agency for research and development in defense technology, funded by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). It was established in August 1970 under the banner of the self-reliable defense. Its purpose is contributing to enforcing the national defence, to improving the national R&D capacity, and to fostering the domestic defense industry.

ADD is responsible for first South Korean ballistic missile Nike Hercules Korea-1 aka White/Polar Bear, developed in the 1970s with its first successful test in 1978.[1]

ADD is the operator of South Korea's first dedicated military satellite, ANASIS-II, launched on 20 July 2020 by a Falcon 9 rocket.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Mistry, Dinshaw (2003). Containing Missile Proliferation: Strategic Technology, Security Regimes, and International Cooperation in Arms Control. ISBN 9780295985077.
  2. ^ Anasis 2 (KMilSatCom 1)