S. Korea to Deploy Israeli Missiles to Protect Border Islands
12:00 AM, September 6, 2011
South Korea will deploy Israeli-made, precision-guided missiles to protect its western islands near the tense border with North Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday. "A deal was reached recently to bring in Spike NLOS missiles developed by Israel," a military source was quoted as saying. "We should be able to deploy them late next year." The source said about 50 of the Spike NLOS (non line of sight) missiles, developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, will be placed on Baengnyeong and Yeonpyeong islands in the Yellow Sea. Two South Korean civilians and two Marines were killed in the North's shelling of Yeonpyeong in November last year.
South Korea displayed its longest-range missile and other sophisticated weapons at its biggest Armed Forces Day ceremony on Tuesday.
It was South Korea's massive ceremony in a decade and the first since North Korea conducted its...