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S. Korea to deploy longer range missiles

10-08-2012 21:38 BJT

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South Korea’s local media has reported that the country plans to deploy new ballistic missiles with a range of up to 800 kilometers in five years. The move came on the heels of an agreement between South Korea and the US that gave the country permission to extend its missile range limit.

Yonhap News Agency quoted an unnamed government source as saying that the military has earmarked 2.4 trillion won for the planned deployment. It also said the military is awaiting parliamentary approval for spending 500 billion won starting next year.

The extended range covers all of the Democratic People’ s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and US military installations in Japan and Guam. The South Korean Defense Ministry has not yet confirmed the report.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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