The United States has begun the process of deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system - an advanced missile defense system to South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported citing a military official.
The first elements of the system, including two launchers, arrived at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul, Monday, the US and Seoul militaries told the news agency on Tuesday.
"The deployment could be completed within one or two months and it can be operational as early as April," a Seoul military official was quoted as saying. The system is purely defensive and poses no threat to other countries in the region, the report states.
A C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft has delivered the first elements of the THAAD system to the southeastern rural county of Seongju, 296 kilometers south of Seoul, the site for the battery, Moon Sang-gyun, a spokesman for the defense ministry was quoted as saying.
He didn't provide a schedule for the transfer. The remaining equipment is expected to be gradually delivered here, he said without elaborating.
South Korea's Lotte Group has approved a land swap with the government on Monday that will enable US authorities to deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) system. The government decided last year to deploy the US THAAD system in response to the North Korean missile threat, on land that is part of a golf course owned by Lotte in the Seongju region, southeast of Seoul, various media reported today
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
The US and South Korea are planning to sign a deal on placing a US THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system in the country. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun was quoted as confirming by Yonhap news that Seoul was not going to purchase the defense system from Washington
South Korea has refused renegotiation possibilites to share estimated US$1 billion expenses spent by US for deploying Thaad missile defense system on land of the East Asian country. "I don't think it's an issue for renegotiation," Moon Sang-gyun, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, was quoted as saying by
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US has started to deploy major components of Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) Missile System at its site in South Korea. On Wednesday, six trailers carrying parts of the THAAD system arrived at a former golf course in the county of Seongju in the country's southern region, Yonhap news agency and YTN television reported today
Lockheed Martin has been awarded two contracts worth $286 million from the US Missile Defense Agency for THAAD missile systems. The US firm was awarded a contract worth $273,470,000 for the Missile Defense Agency Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Lot 9 Interceptors, the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
North Koreas latest rocket engine test indicated that the isolated country is making “meaningful progress” in its efforts to build more rockets and missiles. North Korea had conducted a ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust missile engine,
US has planned to deliver "X-band" radar, a main component of the advanced US missile defense system, by end of this month to South Korea. The two missile launchers and other equipment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system arrived Monday night, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul,
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