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Final THAAD elements reach Korea

11th September 2017 - 10:34 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The US Army delivered the final elements of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery to South Korea on 7 September, completing a rapid deployment that commenced in March.

The latest deployment to Seongju county in the southeast of the country comprised four launchers mounted on HEMMT M1120 8x8 trucks.

THAAD can intercept short-, medium- and select intermediate-range ballistic missiles – such as North Korea’s Scud, Nodong and Musudan types – out to a range of 200km and up to an altitude of 150km. Each launcher carries eight Lockheed Martin missiles.

The controversial deployment was met

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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