|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Seoul Conducts First Live-Fire Drill with Taurus Cruise Missiles

SEOUL – The South Korean army said on Wednesday it has successfully completed its first live-fire drill with long-range air-to-surface Taurus cruise missiles, developed by the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, to bomb precise targets in North Korea.

The drill that simulated the bombing of key facilities in North Korea fired a missile from a F-15K fighter plane that flew 400 kilometers and hit an intended target off the coast of Gunsan on Tuesday in Taean, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southwest of Seoul, according to the South Korean Air Force.

The success of the exercises demonstrated the “military’s capability to respond to an enemy attack, as well as its ability to launch precision attacks on strategic targets even from a distance,” the Air Force said in a statement, reported local news agency Yonhap.

The Taurus missiles have a range of 500 kilometers and can reach a speed of 1,163 kilometers per hour (723 miles per hour) and are capable of targeting the entire of North Korea.

South Korea conducted the live-fire drill in response to the North’s sixth and by far the most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, when it claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. The nuclear test escalated tensions on the Korean peninsula and led to fresh sanctions on the Kim Jong-un regime by the United Nations Security Council.

South Korea plans to accelerate the deployment of some 170 of these missiles in its “Kill Chain” unit to intercept North Korean missiles in the face of repeated weapons tests by Pyongyang.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved