August 11, 2022

South Korea tests longer-range ballistic missile, low-level interceptor

New weapons to serve important roles in South’s KAMD, Kill Chain programs

South Korea successfully launched an indigenously produced short-range ballistic missile on Wednesday. The missile, a Hyunmoo-2B, is reported as having a range of at least 500 kilometers, ensuring that it would theoretically be able to hit targets anywhere in North Korea.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye was in attendance during the test launch, which took place approximately 130 kilometers southwest of Seoul at Anheung Proving Ground, near Taean in South Chungcheong Province. The launch was intended to test the real maximum range of the missile before its deployment later this year, and successfully concluded with the missile reportedly splashing-down within South Korea’s Exclusive Economic Zone, southwest of Jeju Island.