North Korea Launches Two Rockets

North Korea Launches Two Rockets

On August 2, North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles from Yonghung, on the country’s east coast. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles flew approximately 220…

North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

On July 30, North Korea tested two rockets near Wonsan on the country’s east coast. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the projectiles reached a 30…

North Korea Fires New Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Fires New Ballistic Missiles

On July 25, North Korea tested two ballistic missiles from a site near Wonsan, along the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles flew…

Missile-Related Activity Detected at DPRK ICBM Plant

Missile-Related Activity Detected at DPRK ICBM Plant

On March 7, South Korea revealed that its intelligence agencies spotted movement of cargo vehicles near the Sanumdong ICBM plant in Pyongyang. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service briefed the country’s…

South Korea Completes Five SM-2 Flight Tests

South Korea Completes Five SM-2 Flight Tests

In Summer 2018, the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) conducted five flight tests of the Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) interceptor, according to a Raytheon news release. In the first exercise, ROKN…

South Korea Delays L-SAM Flight Test

South Korea Delays L-SAM Flight Test

On October 15, the South Korean Agency for Defense Development announced that two flight tests of the L-SAM interceptor missile scheduled for this month will be postponed to November. The…

South Korea To Purchase SM-3 Interceptors

South Korea To Purchase SM-3 Interceptors

On October 12, South Korea‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced at a parliamentary audit their plan to purchase SM-3 interceptors to counter North Korea’s ballistic missiles. A decision “for…

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

On September 14, the U.S. State Department approved South Korea to purchase 64 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missiles; nine Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio…