South Korea Test Fired Hyunmoo-2C Ballistic Missile

A Hyunmoo-2C missile developed by the Agency for Defense Development is launched on a mobile launcher at a test-firing site in Taean County, South Chungcheong on Friday. President Moon Jae-in was at the site observing the successful test-firing. [YONHAP]

South Korea had successfully test-fired a long-range variant of its Hyunmoo ballistic missiles last week, Korea JoongAng Daily reports. The 800 km extended range variant dubbed Hyunmoo 2C can hit anywhere in North Korea.

According to Aviation Analysis, the missile was launched from a Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) truck onboard a ship and hit a predesignated point in the sea. This was the fourth test firing of the missile, which is planned to become operational by the end year, following two more tests.

South Korea currently operates the 300 km range Hyunmoo 2A and 500 km range Hyunmoo 2C ballistic missiles. The Hyunmoo 2 series resemble the Russian Iskander short-range ballistic missile in performance and design.

South Korea has also developed a cruise missile family dubbed Hyunmoo-3 resembling the US Tomahawk cruise missile, the 3C variant of which has been test-fired for a 1,500 km range.