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South Korea gets first Taurus missiles

18th October 2016 - 10:30 by the Shephard News Team

South Korea gets first Taurus missiles

The first lot of Taurus KEPD 350K stand–off missiles have been handed over to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) by MBDA Deutschland-Saab Dynamics joint venture, Taurus Systems.

With series delivery now underway, the Taurus KEPD 350K programme is on schedule and integration into the RoKAF F-15K aircraft is in the final stages.

The Taurus KEPD 350K is an enhanced and upgraded version of the TAURUS KEPD 350 missile. It is designed for advanced stand-off and deep/precision strike against high value targets. It can penetrate dense air defences at a very low terrain-following levels, delivering a dual stage warhead, which combines excellent penetration capabilities for hard and deeply buried targets with blast-and-fragmentation capabilities against point and area targets.

Taurus KEPD 350K has been in service with the German Air Force since 2005 and with the Spanish Air Force since 2009.

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