South Korea buys more bunker-buster bombs for use against North Korea

World | 13 Mar 2018 5:26 pm

South Korea is purchasing more bunker-busting missiles, an official said.

The country will buy 90 more Taurus long-range air-to-ground missiles in line with its weapon system introduction program, an official said today.

"The contract was signed in late February," Kang Hwan Seok, spokesman for the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, told reporters in response to a related news report earlier in the day.

Produced by German-Swedish defense producer Taurus Systems, the missile has a range of 500 kilometers. It can be used to destroy North Korea's key facilities, including hideouts of its leaders and radar stations.

The state arms agency did not issue a separate press release about the deal.

South Korea ordered 170 Taurus precision-guided missiles, known as bunker-buster missiles, in 2013, the state news agency Yonhap reports. Most of those are fitted on F-15K fighter jets.

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