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South Korea boosts rocket and missile inventory

7th February 2017 - 12:40 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Due to the threat from its northern neighbour, South Korea is implementing plans to deploy greater quantities of Hyunmoo missiles, as well as a new guided rocket to target hostile hovercraft and fast-moving seaborne threats near the western sea border.

The new rocket, known as the Low-Cost Guided Imaging Rocket (LOGIR), will be deployed before the end of this year by members of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) guarding islands near the Northern Limit Line (NLL) to the west of the Korean Peninsula.

Also nicknamed the Bigung (which translates as 'flying arrow'), this 70mm-diameter rocket weighs 15kg and

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

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