New South Korean Missile Would Target North’s Bunkers, Long-Range Artillery

Ahead of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ visit later this week, South Korea has announced plans to develop a new surface-to-surface missile to inflict “unbearable costs” on North Korea in the event of war.

In a report last week to South Korea’s National Assembly Defense Committee, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army said the planned new missile, designated Hyunmoo IV, would be a more powerful version of two other types of surface-to-surface missiles now in South Korea’s arsenal.

“We would use those three types of missiles as the first salvo of the missile strike and concentrate them during the initial phase of war to destroy North Korea’s long-range artillery units and…

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