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South Korea will buy several hundred European cruise missiles

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South Korea will buy several hundred European cruise missiles

South Korea has decided to purchase several hundred air-to-ground Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missiles from the German-Swedish defense company Taurus Systems. The total amount of the transaction is estimated at about half a billion dollars. According to the Korean military, the missiles will significantly increase the strike force of their air force, allowing, if necessary, to attack targets in the DPRK capital from the depths of South Korea.


The decision that the European precision-guided missiles Taurus KEPD 350 will be adopted will be made at a meeting of the Committee on Defense, which is headed by South Korean Defense Minister Kim Gwan Jin. The exact number of purchased units is not disclosed, but the figure "a few hundred" circulates in the South Korean media. The total amount of the transaction is about half a billion dollars.

The manufacturing company Taurus Systems welcomed the decision of the official Seoul. "We are very pleased to see South Korea among the buyers of Taurus KEPD 350 and are proud to have earned the trust of the government of the country by offering such a technologically perfect look weapons"- said the vice-president of the German-Swedish company Kristoffer Drevstad.

It should be noted that the company took an active part in the defense exhibition ADEX-2013 recently held in South Korea Ilsan. Europeans did not hide their focus on winning the tender of the South Korean government. Apparently, their efforts were not in vain. For South Korea, the case is rare that Seoul favors non-American weapons. Until now, only American SLAM-ER missiles with a range of 278 kilometers were in service with the country's air force.

As Koreans note, Taurus KEPD 350 is a more advanced type of weapon. The range is about 500 kilometers. This will allow South Korean pilots to strike objects in the capital of the DPRK, while being on its territory in the area of ​​the city of Taechon. This weapon is designed to defeat well-fortified objects, as well as used in cases where very high accuracy is required. Bunkers, command posts, missile bases, bridges, troop positions - this is the list of "traditional targets" for the Taurus KEPD 350. This type of missile uses three targeting systems at once, which makes them invulnerable to various kinds of interference that the enemy can expose.
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  1. klimpopov
    klimpopov 29 November 2013 11: 59 New
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    In a previous news question I asked ...
    allowing, if necessary, to attack objects in the capital of the DPRK from the depths of South Korea.

    Ha ha and then they talk about the hostility of North Correi. Hypocrites ...
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 29 November 2013 12: 06 New
      +9
      Quote: klimpopov
      Ha ha and then they talk about the hostility of North Correi. Hypocrites ...

      Something lately there has been a lot of news about South Korean military purchases. what
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 29 November 2013 14: 45 New
        +2
        Quote: Vladimirets
        then lately there has been a lot of news about military purchases in South Korea.


        Apparently money does not steal from the budget. Here are purchased
        1. alone
          alone 29 November 2013 21: 29 New
          +5
          Quote: Vadivak
          Apparently money does not steal from the budget. Here are purchased


          It is necessary to immediately send Khalatny there with Vasilyeva. And a bunch of others. After six months, purchases will turn into a mournful howl about a lack of funds.
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      3. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 29 November 2013 18: 42 New
        +1
        They make me buy, however .. They have nowhere to go .. laughing
      4. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 29 November 2013 18: 57 New
        -1
        Quote: Vladimirets

        Something lately there has been a lot of news about South Korean military purchases. what

        life makes you armed. The DPRK state is quite aggressive.
        The South Korean Armed Forces conducted a successful combat training launch of an Israeli-made high-precision heavy ATGM Spike (NLOS), Renhap reported on Friday, citing the country's naval command. “The missile accurately hit a naval target 20 kilometers southwest of Pennendo Island "Spike missiles were deployed on the border islands of Yongpyeong and Pennendo in the Yellow Sea to protect against possible provocative actions from the DPRK. The range of the missiles designed to destroy both mobile and stationary buried targets , is about 20 kilometers.
        In 2010, relations between the North and the South escalated further after the Cheonan corvette sank in the Yellow Sea in March, hit by a North Korean torpedo, according to Seoul. Then on November 23, the region's largest armed incident in half a century occurred in the area of ​​Yongpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, where the contested dividing line between the DPRK and South Korea lies. According to reports from Seoul, the island was shelled from the north, and southerners returned fire ... As a result, two South Korean servicemen were killed and 17 were injured. On the anniversary of the shelling, South Korea will hold military exercises involving units of the country's ground forces, navy and air force.

        Source: www.koreaobserver.com

         
      5. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 29 November 2013 19: 49 New
        +2
        Related video ...

    2. Apollo
      Apollo 29 November 2013 12: 07 New
      +6
      quote-South Korea has decided to purchase several hundred Taurus KEPD 350 air-to-ground cruise missiles from the German-Swedish defense company Taurus Systems.
      Quote: klimpopov
      Ha ha and then they talk about the hostility of North Correi. Hypocrites ...

      preparing for war with the North.
      1. klimpopov
        klimpopov 29 November 2013 12: 19 New
        +1
        Hail Lord! It seems to me that the war with the north is only the beginning (pretext) for them. New regional leader with US hands? Shove China? Oppress Russia? Share region with Japan? The Japanese are not up to geopolitics. So far, science fiction, but also that no one believed the USSR would fall apart ... So let's see.
    3. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 29 November 2013 12: 45 New
      -5
      Ha ha and then they talk about the hostility of North Correi. Hypocrites ...

      A history textbook tells us that all incidents were triggered by the North.
      1. klimpopov
        klimpopov 29 November 2013 14: 47 New
        +7
        Whose publication is the textbook?
        By the way, the US also says that all the "incidents" were provoked by the USSR. The American history textbook already tells us about who won the Second World War. And yes, by the way, the youth of Japan REALONO thinks that the bombs were dropped by the USSR.
        Believe the history textbook? Or trying to analyze?
    4. Phantom Revolution
      Phantom Revolution 1 December 2013 09: 05 New
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      Quote: klimpopov
      allowing, if necessary, to attack objects in the capital of the DPRK from the depths of South Korea.

      Perhaps something is being prepared for the PRC.
  2. 1c-inform-city
    1c-inform-city 29 November 2013 12: 05 New
    +2
    It’s interesting, but what about the treaty on the non-proliferation of missiles with a range of more than zooms. Or is a geyropa not related to him? Maybe someone enlighten?
    1. avg
      avg 29 November 2013 12: 42 New
      +2
      This applies to ballistic missiles. The limitation on cruise missiles was removed at the request of the Jankers, and now this is a voluntary matter.
      1. mvg
        mvg 29 November 2013 16: 04 New
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        and the axes, which fly at 2500, and our X-55, at 3000, and the Jewish Raphael? Yes, and the START and START2 treaty was attended only by us and me, the Chinese have a lot of tactical ballistics. Yes, and we, having destroyed the "point" and "wasp", are now doing "Iskander", we say that 300, in fact 500. Wed, or already everything for everything.
    2. Nayhas
      Nayhas 29 November 2013 13: 17 New
      +1
      Quote: 1c-inform-city
      It’s interesting, but what about the treaty on the non-proliferation of missiles with a range of more than zooms. Or is a geyropa not related to him? Maybe someone enlighten?

      Before writing, you need to think for sure? For example, tactical cruise missiles with a range of 2500 km. Russia also has, although it complies with the INF Treaty, if so then why do they exist? Eureka! Why, the contract does not apply to them!
      1. 1c-inform-city
        1c-inform-city 29 November 2013 17: 13 New
        +1
        When selling Onyxes, Yakhont was developed as an export option and with a range of up to 300km. When transferring Bramos technology, the condition was met and the range was reduced. There was no talk about Russia.
      2. Onyx
        Onyx 29 November 2013 19: 39 New
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        Quote: Nayhas
        Before writing, you need to think for sure?

        Of course, but why didn’t you think ??
        Quote: Nayhas
        For example, tactical cruise missiles with a range of 2500 km. Russia also has, although it complies with the INF Treaty, if so then why do they exist? Eureka! Why, the contract does not apply to them!

        Tactical missiles with a range of 2500 km? Where did you find such tactical missiles. 2500 km is a strategic range.
        The INF Treaty Ban Treaty applies to such missiles, but only to those that are land-based
      3. Ascetic
        Ascetic 30 November 2013 11: 47 New
        +1
        Quote: Nayhas
        For example, tactical cruise missiles with a range of 2500 km. Russia also has, although it complies with the INF Treaty,


        not only tactical but also strategic missiles in both conventional and nuclear equipment. Just about to appear in service, the long-suffering X-101 (102-SBC) it was about it that Putin apparently said the other day at a meeting on the WTO that her range is up to 10000 km (deviation radius 10 m). In fact, this is our first strategic high precision Raman.
        The performance characteristics of the X-101

  3. svp67
    svp67 29 November 2013 12: 08 New
    +2
    The range is about 500 kilometers
    + air refueling and what will be the range of aviation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and what countries and cities fall into it? There is apparently a reason to think about our specialists in the General Staff ...
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 29 November 2013 13: 18 New
      0
      Quote: svp67
      + air refueling and what will be the range of aviation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and what countries and cities fall into it? There is apparently a reason to think about our specialists in the General Staff ...

      Come on, we have a good relationship with the RK.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 29 November 2013 13: 26 New
        0
        military strategy and commerce are not exactly the same thing. The USSR and REICH also successfully traded, and then, you know, that ..., dear Eugene.
      2. svp67
        svp67 29 November 2013 23: 40 New
        0
        Quote: Nayhas
        Come on, we have a good relationship with the RK.
        I would like to answer with the words of Admiral Makarov: "Remember the war"
  4. makarov
    makarov 29 November 2013 12: 15 New
    +4
    The people have a lot of money. There’s nothing to do, they flatter themselves with all sorts of anticipations. If Severnaya brings her howitzers to the border, then there will be all kinds of lionfish before the battle.
    1. klimpopov
      klimpopov 29 November 2013 12: 21 New
      +1
      What are the howitzers?
      If Severnaya brings her howitzers to the border, then there will be all kinds of lionfish before the battle.

      Expand the topic. I didn’t catch ...


      Do you really believe that without China, the north will be able to respond symmetrically?
      Although in principle they have something to answer.
      But is it a sham?

      Py Sy Minuses did not set ...
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 29 November 2013 13: 06 New
        +1
        S. Korea has real order in the missile and artillery troops. If they can turn around and make artillery strikes, then in the South Korean defense system, gaps will form where mechanized Red units can break through. They must, as it were, "borrow" currencies from the PRC, yes and buy in Russia-Belarus 5 sets of electronic warfare defense with reference to the parameters of these missiles.
        Quote: klimpopov
        Py Sy Minuses did not set ...
        I will fix
        1. Nayhas
          Nayhas 29 November 2013 13: 14 New
          +1
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          through which the meranized compounds of the Reds break through

          If there is enough fuel for the engines, at least start up. Although they can push with their hands imitating the sound of a running engine ...
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          ... They should "borrow", as it were, currencies from the PRC, and buy in Russia-Belarus 5 sets of electronic warfare defense with reference to the parameters of these missiles.

          If you’re so cute about being surrounded by senile maniacs, then please, from your pocket, because they will return? As the duty of the USSR.
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 29 November 2013 13: 43 New
            0
            Quote: Nayhas
            Although they can push with their hands imitating the sound of a running engine ...
            maybe the DPRK army is very charged for victory, is efficient and numerous. By the way, the theme of column 5 in South Korea isn’t raised anywhere, but it’s f.
            Quote: Nayhas
            If you’re so cute about being surrounded by senile maniacs, then please, from your pocket, because they will return? As the duty of the USSR.
            laughing I like more blondes. A cheeky little one is a screen --- the council of generals rules, something similar is the USSR Politburo of the 70s. Why out of my pocket? I specifically write that the PRC is able to sponsor such a deal in order to restore military parity in Korean isthmus.
            1. Nayhas
              Nayhas 30 November 2013 10: 48 New
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              Quote: Thunderbolt
              I specifically write that the PRC is able to sponsor such a deal in order to restore military parity on the Isthmus of Korea.

              Well, if so ... Which is also rather doubtful, especially after last year's blockade, what the Chinese arranged for their Korean "friends". China is still trying to move the DPRK on its own path, which the Jucheists oppose in every possible way. For money, of course, they can rattle their weapons, but no more, for them war is an unequivocal loss of power. Just because everyone is expressing their devotion to the Juche idea does not mean that it is sincere ...
      2. Vadivak
        Vadivak 29 November 2013 15: 03 New
        +2
        Quote: klimpopov
        Do you really believe that without China, the north will be able to respond symmetrically?

        Quote: Thunderbolt
        S. Korea real order in the missile and artillery troops


        There is enough of everything
        1. makarov
          makarov 29 November 2013 16: 17 New
          +2
          And what (?), Because progress is evident. It used to be horse-drawn, but now, the iron horse has replaced the peasant horse. Looks like 12 chairs and read in Korea.
        2. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 29 November 2013 16: 34 New
          0
          Photo-fly away))), it is difficult to fight the DPRK, because. half of the people are military, and the other half are military-liable (with medals on their chests and combat experience in a soldier's pack). The country is a Warrior. These are the same tractors (model Belarus?), why are they flashy-red --- right, for intimidation. wassat
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 29 November 2013 16: 40 New
            +1
            Quote: makarov
            If Severnaya brings her howitzers to the border
            good The main thing is to grab them by the buckle, engage in direct contact battle.
        3. JackTheRipper
          JackTheRipper 29 November 2013 16: 52 New
          +3
          Quote: Vadivak
          there is enough of everything



          well, at least not in a horse harness)
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      3. alone
        alone 29 November 2013 21: 31 New
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        Quote: klimpopov
        Do you really believe that without China, the north will be able to respond symmetrically?

        without China and the USSR, the north could not have answered back in the 50s. A million Chinese people laid their heads in Korea during the 1950-1953 war.
  5. stayer
    stayer 29 November 2013 12: 39 New
    0
    Yeah. If you want peace, get ready for war. These at least do not hide why they are buying rockets. Not that their friends from across the ocean are building missile defense in Europe, but everyone says that against whom it is unknown.
  6. Alexey M
    Alexey M 29 November 2013 13: 15 New
    +2
    So they would have carefully asked the North, they would have sent them under their own power hundreds two three.
  7. mountain
    mountain 29 November 2013 13: 15 New
    0
    A ring closes in a circle of China. But is South Korea not signing a death sentence for herself? In any situation, it’s not winged, not pot-bellied, not what they will not save. Something tension is not good in this region. And the fuss is not children's, literally everyone stirred, Japan, Kareya Yu, Pakistan, China, Americos and even Australia.
    1. klimpopov
      klimpopov 29 November 2013 15: 00 New
      0
      But aren't jackals looking at Siberia?
      1. alone
        alone 29 November 2013 21: 34 New
        0
        Quote: mountain
        Japan, Kareya Yu, Pakistan, China, Americos and even Australia.


        Quote: klimpopov
        But aren't jackals looking at Siberia?


        Klim, Syria have nothing to do with it. In the coming years, the main struggle will unfold on the Far East and Asia-Pacific. Here and the main players of the future struggle are preparing hard.
  8. twister
    twister 29 November 2013 13: 16 New
    0
    In the future, perhaps they will send the same rackets back to them, only under their own power.
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 29 November 2013 13: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: twister
      In the future, perhaps they will send the same rackets back to them, only under their own power.

      From Korea to Europe? How? Or do you express your hatred for her like that?
      1. twister
        twister 29 November 2013 22: 06 New
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        You know .... I generally treat Europeans and Koreans equally relatively kindly! But who knows what awaits the powers, not even in the distant future?
  9. olegmatvey
    olegmatvey 29 November 2013 13: 44 New
    0
    What for? Are they already protected by the Americans? Why waste money?
  10. propolsky
    propolsky 29 November 2013 14: 35 New
    0
    The range of the rocket makes it impossible to doubt against whom they are preparing. But China will not be pleased to have a penknife, but still a knife, at its side. (What if the radius is a little bigger?)
  11. Yves762
    Yves762 29 November 2013 14: 35 New
    0
    Recently, there has been a lot of suspicious news about "weapons" from the APR region. what
  12. Vadim12
    Vadim12 29 November 2013 15: 38 New
    0
    In the event of a conflict with the north, precision weapons will not help them much, only WMD, otherwise the North Korean army will trample them.
  13. Vadim12
    Vadim12 29 November 2013 15: 38 New
    0
    In the event of a conflict with the north, precision weapons will not help them much, only WMD, otherwise the North Korean army will trample them.
  14. mvg
    mvg 29 November 2013 16: 10 New
    0
    if the DPRK attacks, then with a preemptive strike of nuclear weapons. then MLRS, they have them like dogs (inaccurate comparison, they ate dogs), but they won’t survive a long war .. the RK’s army is better than the Japanese in every way, the second strongest in the region, after China. in general, there will be no Korean peninsula, Galaxy 4 Khan :-(
  15. mvg
    mvg 29 November 2013 16: 10 New
    0
    if the DPRK attacks, then with a preemptive strike of nuclear weapons. then MLRS, they have them like dogs (inaccurate comparison, they ate dogs), but they won’t survive a long war .. the RK’s army is better than the Japanese in every way, the second strongest in the region, after China. in general, there will be no Korean peninsula, Galaxy 4 Khan :-(
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 29 November 2013 17: 36 New
    0
    Auto RU ! Please write carefully, otherwise such mistakes will cut your eyes
    The total transaction amount is estimated at about half a billion dollars.
    1. knn54
      knn54 29 November 2013 18: 19 New
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      APASUS, transaction value - 388 billion won ($ 344 million). Seoul originally made a request for the acquisition of Lockheed Martin AGM-158 cruise missiles. However, the US government REFUSED (???) to issue Lockheed Martin an export license to supply these missiles to Seoul.
  17. 31231
    31231 29 November 2013 19: 26 New
    -2
    Yeah, but once they were one people. And yugas too. Now Ukrainum is trying to divide East and West.
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  19. sawmill
    sawmill 29 November 2013 19: 48 New
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    It seems to me that it is very important for us that China has a well-armed environment. The creation of another regional center of power distracts our Chinese dear friends and brothers from our gaze on Siberia and the Far East. Having close by the heavily armed South Korean neighbor, the Japanese, Taiwan, Vietnam (which didn’t badly click the Chinese on the nose), China, I hope that the Soviet territories and the MPR will postpone claims to the post.
    We will get time to restore the country's defense. Only if we can use this time properly?
  20. scientist
    scientist 29 November 2013 23: 18 New
    0
    Obviously, the situation in the region is artificially fueled by Japan, the USA and Britain with the aim of profitable contracts. And if China and Russia do not support North Korea and sit it at the negotiating table with South, then there will soon be a catastrophe that will not be shown to everyone.
    1. sawmill
      sawmill 30 November 2013 08: 45 New
      +3
      Support North Korea? And in what? In the quest for peace?
      Speak specifically in what and for what we should support the North Korean regime. And most importantly, what is our interest in such support? I ask for decryption.
      I think that no one is interested in the disappearance of North Korea, everyone needs to maintain, preserve the current state.
      Seated at the negotiating table of the Nordic for what purpose? Unions with the South?
      Yes, a united Korea is a potentially regional super-java. But this is a defeat for China and China will do everything to prevent this from happening.
      Your thesis about a catastrophe that will come soon and will not seem too small is not very clear to me, what kind of disaster are you waiting for?
      Shot of the North on Southerners? This is suicide for the Northerners, it will destroy the regime. The regime will not do this. And North Korea will march, celebrate Juche’s anniversaries, threaten missiles, announce launch dates, then postpone launch dates, then forgive everyone, then all over again. And so on, as long as China will help them with products and not a lot of money. Southerners also will not climb, why enrage China?
      And the deeper everything (the United States, both Koreans, Japanese, Chinese) they are in this swamp, the more they are busy with this fuss, the calmer our Far Eastern borders.
  21. porevith
    porevith 30 November 2013 15: 34 New
    0
    Quote: klimpopov
    In a previous news question I asked ...
    allowing, if necessary, to attack objects in the capital of the DPRK from the depths of South Korea.

    Ha ha and then they talk about the hostility of North Correi. Hypocrites ...

    Want peace, get ready for war.
  22. porevith
    porevith 30 November 2013 15: 34 New
    0
    Quote: klimpopov
    In a previous news question I asked ...
    allowing, if necessary, to attack objects in the capital of the DPRK from the depths of South Korea.

    Ha ha and then they talk about the hostility of North Correi. Hypocrites ...

    Want peace, get ready for war.