South Korea says it has deployed a new cruise missile capable of striking North Korean nuclear and missile sites. South Korean military officials announced the deployment Thursday at a news conference for South Korean reporters, apparently in reaction to North Korea's failed rocket launch and fears that a nuclear test is being prepared. A video clip from a test launch of the missile was made available for release later Thursday. South Korea's semi-official Yonhap news agency quoted a senior Defense Ministry official, Maj.-Gen. Shin Won-sik, saying the missile has a range of more than 1,000 kilometers and can strike anywhere in North Korea. Cruise missiles are capable of flying low to the ground and weaving through enemy [ch]defense[/ch]s to reach their targets.
Ministry officials say the cruise missile has been developed using entirely home-grown technology, highlighting the contrast with the embarrassing failure of North Korea's three attempts at a long-range ballistic missile launch. Yonhap quoted Shin saying South Korea has also deployed a new tactical ballistic missile with a range of 300 kilometers.
2012-04-25 19:46 编辑：crystal156