South Korea Conducts Live-Fire Drill of Taurus Air-to-Surface Missile

Kelly Kim, Sept. 14, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

The Air Force successfully completed its first live-fire drill of a Taurus long-range air-to-surface cruise missile on Tuesday, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Fired from a fighter jet over Daejeon, the Taurus is capable of striking a major North Korean command facility in Pyongyang with pinpoint accuracy.

Fired from an F-15K fighter over the West Sea near Taean, South Chungcheong Province Tuesday, a Taurus missile flew some 400 km at an altitude of 500 m.

Then it made a sharp upturn to the height of 3,000 m before a nearly vertical drop to hit the target.

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