Tuesday, September 5, 2017


This is coolbert:

Hyunmoo! Short-range ballistic missile [SRBM]

If North Korean can do it, so can the South [ROK]!

"South Korea Launches Multiple Ballistic Missiles"

"The South Korean military has reportedly conducted live-fire drills in response to recent provocations from North Korea. Officials say multiple ballistic missiles struck ‘designated targets’ in the East Sea."

As has been the subject of previous blog entries, The South Koreans [ROK] do indeed have their own organic ballistic missile capability. Nuclear weapons NO. At least at this point.

Hyunmoo a knock-off copy of the American Nike-Hercules anti-aircraft missile [SAM] from the earliest decades of the Cold War.

"knock-off - - an unlicensed copy of something, especially fashion clothing, intended to be sold at a lower price than the original." [Not necessarily only an article of clothing, could be most anything.]

Allows for the South Korean to have a limited retaliatory capability in case of North Korean missile attack on the ROK

See from the archives those blog entries the topic of which was the Hyunmoo ROK ballistic missile:




That American Nike-Hercules at some launch sites [SAM] during the Cold War era were armed with atomic warheads. That degree to which the Hyunmoo can hit a target much greater than was the accuracy of a Nike-Hercules from fifty years ago? Reliability of the missiles themselves I would imagine the South Korean has resolved that problem.


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