South Korea’s military to procure more Hyunmoo missiles

(From Yonhap)

South Korea’s military will greatly increase the number of Hyunmoo missiles in its inventory to better counter North Korea’s evolving nuclear and missile threats, sources said Sunday.

Hyunmoo-2B missile

South Korea’s Hyunmoo-2B missile capable of reaching North being test-fired in this file photo

Government insiders said the military is devising a plan to simultaneously take out missile bases all across North Korea in times of crisis.

“To accomplish this, the South needs more ballistic missiles at its disposal,” said an official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

He said that procuring more short-range Hyunmoo 2A and 2B ballistic missiles, which have maximum ranges of 300 kilometers and 500 km respectively, and 1,000 km Hyunmoo 3 cruise missiles can help Seoul “neutralize” Pyongyang’s missile threat.

South Korean missiles generally have shorter ranges but are much more accurate than their North Korean counterparts. Read More

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