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SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Air Force said Wednesday it has successfully conducted its first live-fire exercise for Taurus, a long-range air-to-surface missile introduced from Germany for precision bombing of key facilities in North Korea.
In the exercise, which took place in the air over Taean, South Chungcheong Province, on Tuesday, the Air Force's F-15K fighter jet fired a Taurus missile, which flew some 400 kilometers and precisely hit an intended target in the coastal waters off Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, the Air Force said.
Taurus - Precision - Attacks - Targets - North
The 500-kilometer-range Taurus is capable of carrying out precision attacks on targets in the North's capital Pyongyang, even if it is fired as far as from the central part of South Korea.
With the maximum speed of 1,163 kph, Taurus' range expands to the entire North Korea if it is fired near the South Korean capital Seoul, putting any target in the communist country within a 15-minute reach of the weapon.
South - Korea - Course - Taurus - Missiles
South Korea is currently on course to deploy some 170 Taurus missiles as part of its on-going...
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