North Korea has deployed an intermediate-range ballistic missile to its east coast, a South Korean government source told Yonhap news agency.
South Korean and Japanese military officials are monitoring the situation, though there have been no signs of a launch detected.
"We have detected signs that the North has deployed what appears to be a Musudan missile," agency cited the source.
A South Korean government source told the Korea Times newspaper on condition of anonymity there were signs that North Korea had deployed an intermediate-range Musudan missile to the eastern coast.
Yonhap news agency cited government sources as saying that Defense Minister Gen Nakatani ordered to strike down any Korean missile that approaches the islands with Aegis-armed destroyers and Patriot missile launchers.
South Korea is planning to field 100 additional K2 Black Panther tanks to strengthen its frontline defense against North. "The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) submitted the request citing the need for 100 or so more K2 tanks in October and the Ministry of National Defense is carrying out a verification of the demand," Yonhap quoted an unnamed military official as saying Thursday
The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched an intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile early morning of Tuesday, but the launch appears to have failed, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). "North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile from the region near Wonsan at around 5:20 a
North Koreas second attempt to launch an intermediate-range ballistic missile early Thursday has reportedly failed, South Korean military officials said. The missile may be the same Musudan model that North Korea tried to launch on April 15, military sources told Yonhap
The Republic of Korea Navy on Wednesday took delivery of 2,300 ton frigate, named Gwangju, the sixth and last ship in the first batch of the Navy's newest Incheon-class frigates. The frigate is expected to be deployed on patrols starting March next year after undergoing five months of operational sea trials, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said, Yonhap reports
South Korea today unveiled its eighth submarine in an effort to reinforce its maritime combat capability in the face of North Koreas growing threat. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co
North Korea claimed on Thursday to have conducted a successful test-firing of an intermediate-range missile. CNN reported citing a report by the countrys military state government-run news agency that the country fired a Hwasong-10 -- also known as a Musudan -- and that it landed accurately in waters about 400 kilometers (249 miles) down range
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