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.
     
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.

Under a deal revised last year with the United States, South Korea is allowed to develop ballistic missiles with a range of up to 800 kilometers, more than double the previous limit.

The announcement came a day after the DPRK conducted its third nuclear test in defiance of UN resolutions. The underground test, which Pyongyang said used a miniaturized and lightweight atomic bomb, drew global reations.

The South Korean military is monitoring potential signs of additional nuclear or missile tests by the DPRK, which has threatened "second and third measures of greater intensity," if Washington takes further action.

 

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