A Contract for 90 More Taurus Missiles Signed By South Korea

SEOUL (South Korea), March 14, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by: Wikipedia.org

In late February, South Korea’s arms procurement agency signed a contract with German company Taurus Systems GmbH for 90 (ninety) more 350K Taurus long-range, air-launched, bunker-busting missiles, reported DefenseNews.com.

The previous contract of South Korea for such long-range air-to-surface missiles was concluded in 2013 and then DAPA ordered 170 (one hundred and seventy) Taurus (Target Adaptive Unitary and Dispenser Robotic Ubiquity System) missiles for the purposes of arming the fleet of the F-15K fighter jet.

Taurus missiles have a hitting range of 500 kilometres and the price of each one is about $1.8 million.

Last September it was performed training with a Taurus missile which was fired from a F-15K jet and successfully hit a target at 400 kilometres in the coastal waters of Gunsan (North Jeolla Province, South Korea), 200 km southwest of Seoul.

Further, the South Korean Air Force is planning to equip their FA-50 light-attack aircraft with 350K-2 Taurus missiles, which are a shorter version of the 350K Taurus missiles and have a range of 300 kilometres under a modernization plan, which, according to Air Force representatives, also includes officials engine improvements, air-refuelling capability, and armament upgrades. 60 (sixty) FA-50 aircrafts are being operated by the Air Force.


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