South Korea Tests Hyunmoo-2C Ballistic Missile

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On June 23, South Korea successfully test fired its Hyunmoo-2C missile from Anheung in the South Chungcheong Province. The missile has a reported range of 800km, a voluntary cap agreed to by South Korea and the United States. South Korea’s President, Moon Jae-in observed the test, commenting that it demonstrates South Korea’s “readiness” in the event of a conflict with North Korea. South Korea’s test follows on the heels of a North Korean rocket engine test U.S. officials believe could be related to its intercontinental ballistic missile program. South Korea plans to test the Hyunmoo-2C two more times before putting it in service.