Seoul marked the first public display of its Hyunmoo II-C 800Km Ballistic Missile which can hit most areas in North Korea.
The unveiling of the Hyunmoo-class surface-to-surface ballistic missiles yesterday was part of a package of advanced missile systems capable of targeting North Korea. This muscle-flexing following several ballistic missile launches by Pyongyang over the last few months.
During Armed Forces Day held at the Navy’s 2nd Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province Thursday, President Moon Jae-in conducted an inspection of troops and strategic weapons from the Army, Navy and Air Force, Korea Herald said in a report filed by Yeo Jun-suk.
Among them were Hyunmoo-class surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, includes the Hyunmoo II-C. Scheduled to be fielded on the front line soon, the Hyunmoo II-C has proved its capability through a series of test-launches. President Moon oversaw the missile test in June, which came as a show of force against the North’s missile provocations.
Alongside the 300-kilometer-range Hyunmoo II-A and 500-kilometer-range Hyunmoo II-B, the Hyunmoo II-C is expected to boost South Korea’s pre-emptive strike capability against North Korea by putting most of its territory within its range.
In addition, the military unveiled another key asset to enhance Seoul’s missile deterrence against the North: the air-to-ground Taurus missile. Earlier this month, the Air Force conducted its first live-fire exercise of the missile.
Boasting a maximum range of 500 kilometers, the Taurus is equipped with stealth technology and GPS, allowing the missile to strike a long-distance target precisely without being disturbed by North Korea’s radar system and jamming attacks.
Also shown during the event were the ground-to-ground Army Tactical Missile System, the Hyungung anti-tank guided weapon, Patriot PAC-II air defense missiles, M-SAM surface-to-air missiles and the SLAM-ER air-to-ground missile.
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South Korea has tested an indigenous directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) to counter missiles. The trial of the indigenous directional infrared countermeasures system was conducted in July at the Anheung test site of the state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD)
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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,
Seoul is likely to double its missile warhead weight as US has agreed Monday “in principle” to remove a warhead weight limit on its missiles. However, the missiles would still be bound by a flight range cap of 800 km as no changes to the flight range were mentioned in the Blue House statement
Completion of South Korea's home-made short-range missile system, KTSSM could be delayed by four years because the United States is yet to approve the export of components essential to make the missile operational, local newspaper Hankyoreh and news agencies reported Wednesday. The KTSSM surface-to-surface missile was successfully test-launched on Tuesday, the media reports said quoting the South Korean Military
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