Seoul: South Korean jet planes carried out a live-fire drill to practice with a long-range air-to-surface missile as part of their war strategy known as Kill Chain. Defence bosses obtained the Taurus missiles for precision bombing of key nuke bases in the rogue state within just 15 minutes. Kim’s closest neighbour has been readying for conflict with the nation, yesterday announcing the official finalising of the Spartan 3000 kill team trained to “decapitate” North Korea.
Tensions have been rising as Pyongyang lashed out over new UN sanctions over their nuke programme as the regime warned of the “greatest pain” for their enemies. A F-15K fighter jet fired the missile 400km before it precisely struck its target in the coastal waters in the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean defence bosses said the Taurus allows them to reach any target in North Korea in just 15 minutes.The nation plans to deploy 170 missiles to its air force as part of the Kill Chain plan – importing them from Germany. “By hitting the target precisely, the exercise showed off the military’s capability to respond to an enemy attack, as well as its ability to launch precision attacks on strategic targets even from a far distance,” the Air Force said.
The Ministry of National Defence also told South Korea’s parliament the drill was a direct response to North Korea sixth nuclear bomb test. Kim sparked global condemnation when he detonated a hydrogen bomb five times more powerful than the weapon dropped on Hiroshima on September 3. There are fears North Korea could be readying for another nuclear test of missile launch in response to sanctions levied by the UN.
Kim has brazenly continued his nuclear programme despite furious responses from the West and calls for calm by Russia and China. The dictator believes obtaining nukes will protect him from any attempt by the US to unseat him.