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US, South Korea Conclude Solid-fueled Rocket Deal

On July 28, South Korea’s government announced it had gained approval to produce new solid-propellant space launch vehicles under the conditions of a revised U.S.-Korea missile deal. The bilateral agreement had previously restricted production of solid-propellant space launch rockets over concerns that the technology was applicable to long-range missile development. Under its terms, South Korea...

South Korea Tests New Ballistic Missile

In March, South Korea test fired the Hyunmoo-4, a new ballistic missile with significantly improved range and payload over earlier weapons. According to media reports, South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development tested the new missile in Taean on the country’s west coast, with one of the two projectiles “misfiring.” The Hyunmoo-4 reportedly possesses a range...