South Korea Holds Ballistic Missile Drill “Targeting North Korea Nuclear Test Site”

Monday, September 4, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Sep 3, 2017

As has become custom, shortly after North Korea engages in some provocative activity, in this case its first ever hyrdogen bomb test, South Korea has traditionally responded with its own military drill, and today was no difference, with Yonhap reporting “that South Korea’s military said Monday it conducted a combined live-fire exercise targeting North Korea’s nuclear test site.”

To be sure, it’s not exactly clear how a “drill” can “target” a foreign military site, but we’ll assume someone just used Google translate in this case.

As Yonhap adds, the training came in response to the North’s sixth nuclear test a day earlier, and involved the country’s Hyunmoo ballistic missile and the F-15K fighter jets.

In the drill, the Hyunmoo surface-to-surface missile and the F-15K’s long-range air-to-ground missile accurately hit designated targets in the East Sea, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The South’s military, in particular, said the range to the simulated targets were set in consideration of the North’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in its northeastern province.

The Hyunmoo was unveiled for the first time one week ago, when South Korea released the following video clip showing the test-firing of the 500-kilometer-range ballistic missile.

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