Published On: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

South Korea conducts drills to practice bombing of North Korean key facilities

Seoul has successfully carried out its first live-fire exercise with the use of German Taurus KEPD 350 air-launched cruise missile, local media reported Wednesday. The exercise took place in the southern Chungcheongnam-do province on Tuesday with the participation of F-15K Slam Eagle fighter jets, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean Air Force.

The drills were aimed at practicing precision bombing of North Korean key facilities as well as at testing the integration of the German missiles with South Korean fighter jets, the media outlet said.

Seoul plans to accelerate its deployment of the Taurus missile for strengthening its military air power amid the continuing missile and nuclear tests by Pyongyang, according to Yonhap, citing the South Korean military procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration.


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