South Korea’s army has aforesaid it’s assured it will quickly neutralise North Korea’s front-line artillery systems within the event of a war on the Choson.
The military assessment could offer some comfort to residents of the capital, Seoul, placed simply thirty five miles from the DPRK border, and that Pyongyang has vulnerable to show into a “sea of fireside.”
South Korea is in danger of staggering numbers of casualties even while not the utilization of weapons of mass destruction, from the thousands of artillery items the North has placed on the border. Worst-case eventualities predict that quite one hundred,000 might die within forty eight hours.
But during a report back to the National Assembly on weekday, the military given a three-tier missile strike arrange that it’d deploy within the early stages of associate degree armed conflict to destroy the North’s artillery threat, in step with press agency Yonhap.
Army chiefs unconcealed they might initial use a military science surface-to-surface missile, known as KTSSM however nicknamed ‘artillery killer’, to strike the unseeable and embedded artillery instrumentality on the demilitarised zone and on the coast of border islands.
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“KTSSM-I can strike the enemy’s tunnels with the 170-mm self propelled howitzers and 240-mm multiple-rocket launch systems,” scan the report. an equivalent missile would be wont to attack SCUD missile facilities and 300-mm rocket launchers, it added.
The army disclosed that it conjointly plans to fireside Hyunmoo-II trajectory missiles, with a spread of up to five hundred miles, against the North’s nuclear and different weapon system systems.
Finally, the South Korean military is seeking to amass a lot of powerful trajectory missiles, referred to as the Hyunmoo-IV, to focus on the unfortunate state’s leadership.
Graphic: The military build-up
Seoul is within the method of upgrading its armory when reaching a handle Washington to double the utmost payload on its missile to up to 500kg.
The navy is presently conducting joint military drills with Republic of Korea in another show of force against dictator Kim Jong-un’s current nuclear and missile programme.