South Korea plans to buy additional "jamming proof" Taurus air-to-ground guided missiles that can be carried on its F-15K fighters.
"The military has recently decided to acquire 90 more Taurus missiles to further beef up its anti-nuclear and anti-missile capabilities. The process to purchase the additional missiles is underway," Yonhap reported quoting a defense ministry official.
Some 170 Taurus missiles are already scheduled to be deployed with the Air Force. The North's fifth nuclear test last month and continued ballistic missile launches resulted in the additional purchase, the news agency reported.
When the deployment is complete, the Air Force will be the first Asian country to operate fighter jets armed with the advanced German missile system with a 500-kilometer range, the official said.
"Taurus missiles combined with GPS receivers and the flight termination system, or FTS, will be deployed in two to three months with the Air Force," an official from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) was quoted as saying by Yonhap in its earlier report in August this year.
A military GPS receiver is a radio processor capable of handling navigation equations in order to determine the user position, velocity and precise time, by processing the signal broadcasted by U.S. military GPS satellites. Washington has generally not allowed foreign countries to gain access to the receivers.
South Korea has ordered the Taurus, which is 5.1 meters long and weighs 1,400 kilograms, to deal with evolving North Korean threats.
The system has a 480 kg warhead and can fly as low as 40 ms off the ground at a speed of Mach 0.95 that can allow it to evade enemy radar.
South Korea and US military have decided to deploy THAAD missile defense system at a golf course in the southeastern part of the country to counter the potential missile threat from North. The new site is located in Dalmasan in the countrys southern region, which refers to a golf course in Chojeon-myeon that is situated some 18 kilometers north off the Seongju county office, according to the ministry data submitted to the National Assembly
South Korea plans to deploy "jamming proof" Taurus air-to-ground guided missiles that can be carried on its F-15K fighters in a bid to boost its strike capabilities by the end of this year to counter military threats from North Korea. "Taurus missiles combined with GPS receivers and the flight termination system, or FTS, will be deployed in two to three months with the Air Force," an official from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) was quoted as saying by
The Korean National Assembly has recommended that its government re-examine plan to buy European long-range air-to-ground missiles and high-altitude surveillance aircraft from the United States, citing too high price tags, according to the Korea Herald. The defense acquisition plan to buy Taurus missiles and Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles should be "reviewed again in a (future) parliamentary budget deliberation process
South Korea's Air Force successfully test-fired a 500-kilometer-range advanced air-launched cruise missile during its first live-fire exercise in South Chungcheong Province, on Tuesday. The Air Force's F-15K fighter jet fired a Taurus missile, which flew some 400 kilometers and precisely hit an intended target in the coastal waters off Gunsan, North Jeolla Province,
South Korean government has allowed electronics companies to join a weapons procurement project for the first time. South Korea plans to buy additional 90 air-to-ground Taurus-class missiles from Germany and have asked local technology firms to submit a list of products that they wish to sell to the German firm,
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Taurus Systems, a joint venture of MBDA and SAAB has handed over the first lot of Taurus KEPD 350K stand–off missiles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF). The ceremony, which saw the participation of representatives from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and the RoKAF, was performed at the headquarters of Taurus Systems GmbH in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria, and marked the start of series deliveries, MBDA said in a statement Friday
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