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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