South Korea intends to self-development for the joint air-ground standoff missile is equipped with F-15K
Data Chart: US-made Joint Standoff JASSM cruise missile
Global Network reporter Chang reported, according to Yonhap News on October 8, with the purchase of the joint air to surface standoff missile (JASSM) program blocked, South Korean National Assembly National Defense Commission has suggested two options: start overseas purchase, and then in Korea R & D; independent research and development in Korea.
JASSM can carry on the F-15K fighter, a range of 370km, with automatic identification and detection warhead target location functions. Department of Defense prepared to use nuclear weapons in the Korean case, originally decided to invest 203.8 billion won by 2012, imports from the U.S. 177 JASSM missiles.
reported that South Korean military hopes the introduction of long-range strike capability excellent JASSM, but sales of the U.S. government to postpone the approval process, purchase plan has been slow. Office of the South Korean defense official said things will be early next year, before the two options, select a program.