The Korea Herald is reporting that South Korea has developed a new tactical ship-to-ground guided missile which will dramatically improve the South Korean navy’s ability to respond to North Korean threats.
The shrapnel from these missiles will be able to penetrate armored vehicles and destroy an area within a 200-yard radius. The new missiles will be a key component to South Korea’s Kill Chain pre-emptive strike system.
The missiles have met all the required operational capabilities in a recent test for use by next-generation frigates, it added.
The shrapnel of the missiles’ warhead can penetrate armored vehicles and destroy an area with the size of two football fields at a shot, the agency said.
The nation’s warships have largely depended on anti-ship or anti-aircraft guided missiles. But the successful development of the new missile will upgrade its capability to attack ground targets.
Especially, ship-to-ground missiles with a vertical launch platform that can be used by various naval ships will be operational beginning in 2019.
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