German Missiles Being Shipped to Korea

      October 17, 2016 13:09

      A first batch of Taurus air-to-ground missiles is en route from Germany for delivery to the Air Force.

      The guided missiles would be capable of targeting and destroying North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities from a long distance.

      A Taurus air-to-ground missile is mounted on a F-15 fighter jet. /Courtesy of Taurus Systems

      Germany's Taurus Systems said Saturday that a ceremony at the company's headquarters in Schrobenhausen was attended by South Korean defense officials ahead of the shipment.

      The missiles will be deployed at the end of this year. They are capable of hitting Pyongyang from a distance of more than 200 km from the border and will be put on the South's F-15K fighter jets.

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