Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Military Space News .




MISSILE NEWS
New US-SKorea missile deal to help Seoul defense: US
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Oct 9, 2012


A deal between the United States and South Korea to almost triple the range of South Korean missiles to cover all of North Korea will help Seoul defend itself from attack, a US official said Tuesday.

"These revisions are a prudent, proportional, and specific response to the DPRK ballistic missile threat," a State Department spokesman told AFP, referring to North Korea, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The new guidelines "are designed to improve the (South's) ability to defend against DPRK ballistic missiles," the official said in an email, adding world leaders had long voiced concern over Pyongyang's missile program.

South Korea on Sunday announced the deal with the United States under which it can deploy missiles with a range of 800 kilometers (500 miles), up from the current limit of 300 kilometers.

The extension will not only bring the whole of North Korea within reach of Seoul's rockets, but also parts of China and Japan.

North Korea on Tuesday slammed the new deal as a provocation for war, and hit back that it possessed rockets capable of striking the US mainland.

In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a spokesman for the North's National Defense Commission said Pyongyang had "strategic rocket forces" with a "scope of strike" that not only covered US and South Korean bases in South Korea, "but also Japan, Guam and the US mainland."

The US stations 28,500 troops in South Korea and guarantees a nuclear "umbrella" in case of any atomic attack. In return, Seoul accepts limits on its missile capabilities.

The US official said Washington had been "in discussions with the Republic of Korea, at its request, on ways to address the threat posed by DPRK ballistic missiles."

The new revisions "as well as additional improvements to alliance capabilities" had resulted from these talks.

"As partners whose alliance is a linchpin of stability in Northeast Asia, we take seriously our mission of maintaining stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the region. The United States remains firmly committed to our alliance and to the defense of" South Korea, the US official added.

.


Related Links
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon awarded US Army contract for TOW missiles
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 09, 2012
Raytheon received a $349 million five-year, multi-year contract to provide heavy anti-tank, wireless precision-assault missiles for the U.S. government. Raytheon received the award during its third quarter. Under this contract, Raytheon will deliver 6,676 of the new wireless TOW (tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided) missiles that receive commands from the gunner through a wir ... read more


MISSILE NEWS
Report: Funding for Iron Dome could be cut

Israel deploys Patriot missiles near northern port

'No flexibility' with Putin on missile defense: Romney

Spain clears way to host US missile interceptors

MISSILE NEWS
UN's Ban alarmed by North Korea missile claim

Raytheon awarded US Army contract for TOW missiles

New US-SKorea missile deal to help Seoul defense: US

S. Korea set to announce US missile deal: report

MISSILE NEWS
Israel shoots down unidentified drone

Isn't it time to stop drone wars?

US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report

AUVSI Welcomes Formation of Senate Unmanned Aerial Systems Caucus

MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon to provide Joint Tactical Terminal radios with latest security features to US Navy

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Extend BACN Communications Connectivity to the Tactical Edge

Hughes Awarded Custom SATCOM Solutions Contract by GSA

4 SOPS begins testing newest AEHF satellite

MISSILE NEWS
4,000 tonnes of old munitions explode in Russia

Lockheed Martin Completes Centralization Of Targets and Countermeasures Operations in Huntsville

US hails war vehicle that saved lives, bypassed bureaucracy

Raytheon MALD-J Decoy Goes 4 for 4 in Operational Flight Tests

MISSILE NEWS
EADS/BAE merger hangs on government deal

Lockheed Martin To Form Two New Business Areas Through Reorganization Of Electronic Systems

Iraqi PM's Prague visit likely to focus on fighter deal

Maliki 'seeks $5B arms deal wit Russia'

MISSILE NEWS
China banks to skip World Bank, IMF talks in Japan

The Cuban missile crisis: when the world held its breath

Philippine sees naval port as vital to US

Walker's World: The regions are restive

MISSILE NEWS
Drawing a line, with carbon nanotubes

Nano-hillocks: Of mountains and craters

Nanoparticles Glow Through Thick Layer of Tissue

All systems go at the biofactory




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement