South Korea Receives 40 ‘Bunker-Buster’ Taurus Missiles

On December 12, 2016, South Korea received 40 German Taurus KEPD 350 “bunker-buster” air-to-surface missiles. The missiles will be taken to Daegu and fitted on F-15 fighter jets in order to help arm South Korea against the North. Taurus missiles have a range of 500 km, capable of targeting buildings in North Korea from deep within South Korean airspace. Each missile is equipped with a 480 kg warhead that is reportedly capable of penetrating reinforced concrete. This is the first shipment of 170 missiles due for delivery by next year as part of a $28 million defense plan.

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Missile Defense Project, "South Korea Receives 40 ‘Bunker-Buster’ Taurus Missiles," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 14, 2016, last modified June 15, 2018,