South Korea deploys cruise missile against North Korea response of its nuclear missile tests 1302131
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Defence News - South Korea
|Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 08:44 AM|
|South Korea deploys cruise missile against North Korea in response of its nuclear missile tests.|
South Korea's military is deploying cruise missiles capable of striking the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and accelerating the development of ballistic missiles, officials said Wednesday. "We have deployed a cruise missile that can strike any and all parts of North Korea (DPRK)," Seoul's defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters at a press briefing.
The latest version of South Korean-made cruise missile Hyunmoo-IIIB is able to hit a target at a maximum range of 1,000 km with high accuracy.
"And we will also speed up the development of ballistic missiles with a range of 800 kilometers, based on the revised missile pact (with the United States)," Kim said, adding the country will also build a missile defense system called the Korean Air and Missile Defense.