South Korea’s Military To Set Up New Missile Unit To Take Down North’s Artillery Sites

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South Korea’s Military To Set Up New Missile Unit To Take Down North’s Artillery Sites
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South Korea is planning to set up new guided missile unit to target North Korea's long-range artillery sites, KBS World Radio reports Monday.

According to the report, the military will likely create a new ground operation command in October, comprising of the Army's first and third military headquarters. 

Under the envisioned operation command, the Army plans to set up an artillery brigade whose main force will be tactical ground-to-ground guided missiles. Such missiles are capable of hitting sizable targets within a short period of time given they have a range of more than 150 kilometers and can fire four missiles in a matter of seconds from a single launching pad.

The missiles will be capable of taking out North Korea's long-range artillery concentrated along the military demarcation line because they will be equipped with a precision guidance function.

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