South Korea will build supersonic cruise ship to deter North Korea and its neighbors
data for: South Korean Navy SSM-700K anti-ship missiles
newspaper freelance writer Duke
officially OK to start following the deployment of a range of over 1,000 km of “basaltic 3″ cruise news After the September 13 South Korean military said it would once again develop a carrier-based supersonic cruise missile for land attack. Obviously, the South Korean military to speed up the cruise missile as the representative of the offensive capability of the pace of development, which will undoubtedly create a strong deterrent Korea and achieve the deterrent effect of neighboring countries.
supersonic cruise missile is difficult to intercept
Yonhap September 13 reported that South Korea is seeking to develop in the vessels launched to attack the enemy Army ground strategic facilities supersonic cruise missile. Korean military sources, “the military is currently being discussed is the development or procurement from overseas, specifically the direction will be determined next month.”
The source believes that the current situation, the active “starfish “-ship cruise missiles modified for use by their R & D more likely. Jun Han industrial unit development may be short (about 50 km) supersonic carrier-based ground attack cruise missile, and then gradually increase the range. This missile may be the first to deploy to many years in the west near the northern boundary of the naval vessels on patrol in order to put pressure on the Korean Navy. Currently, the Naval destroyer second generation and third generation KDX KDX “Aegis” destroyers, are equipped with “starfish” anti-ship cruise missiles with a range of 150 km.
commented that, compared to ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, the drawback is slow, vulnerable to enemy air defense system to intercept, and supersonic cruise missile can use the speed advantage, the enemy’s air defense system is difficult to make a timely response, even if respond, intercept weapons may “catch up”, “cut live.” Means, supersonic cruise missile can “tear” the enemy’s air defense network, the implementation of effective combat against the enemy.
“basaltic 3″ to hit Beijing and Tokyo
in improving the speed of the missile flying at the same time, South Korea’s military is also improved by expanding the range to the missile offensive capability. 2001 South Korea joined the United States, “Missile Technology Control Regime,” can not develop a range of over 300 km, warhead weight of more than 500 kg as ballistic missiles. Currently, the Korean fleet of “basaltic -1″ (with a range of 180 km) and “basaltic 2″ (range of 300 km) ballistic missiles, only against military installations in South Korea, as North Hamgyong for flower bed county water dance side in the long-range missile bases and the like of important facilities, beyond the reach of these missiles. To circumvent U.S. restrictions against North Korea to South Korea began to develop throughout the cruise.
2006 October, South Korea announced the successful development of a range of 500 kilometers of “Dragon” cruise missiles. Korean military said, “Dragon” missiles hit the error of less than 3 meters, close to the ground, flying snake, can blow the whole territory of the DPRK and the DPRK army difficult to intercept. Therefore, once the critical situation of the Korean peninsula, Jun Han to take the “Dragon” missile war against the DPRK missile bases and command facilities, pre-emptive “targeted killings.” According to the Korean military said, the current Hanlu Jun equipped with dozens of pieces of “Dragon”, the Navy’s three U214-class submarines are equipped with the missiles, these missiles constituted Jun Han’s “second counterattack” force.
cruise missiles in South Korea recently re-break. Han Jun said in August confirmed the development has begun to deploy a range of 1,000 kilometers of “basaltic 3″ cruise missile, the missile uses inertial guidance, GPS, a variety of terrain matching guidance system, the error is about 5 meters, not only attack North Korea throughout, even to reach Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan. In addition, the South Korean military also said a range of 1,500 kilometers of “basaltic-3A” cruise missile development work, has also recently started.
with North Korea playing the “Missile War”
to develop cruise missiles for South Korea, the United States ‘global strategy’ Web site commented that the DPRK has deployed about 600 has a range of 320-500 km of the “Scud” short-range ballistic missiles, 200 missiles with a range of 1,300 km of “labor” a large number of medium-range ballistic missiles and artillery, and declared that if war broke out in Seoul and its surrounding areas will boom as “jifen.” Clearly, Korea has taken countermeasures against each other, between the two Koreas, there have been some kind of “missile race” sign.
but the concern is that, in addition to North Korea, South Korea to develop cruise missiles seem to be another attempt. After all, more than 1,000 km range cruise missiles on the Korean peninsula but also the security interests of neighboring countries poses a challenge. Especially carrier-based and submarine-launched cruise missile, greatly expanded the scope of South Korea against missile, which is obviously not conducive to the stability of Northeast Asia and security.