February 24, 2024

S.Korea deploying rocket-launch system to islands near N.Korea

Military analysts question system's range, use of unguided rockets

The South Korean military has decided to deploy Chunmoo, a new Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) model to Baengnyeong Island and Yeonpyeong Island, just a few kilometers away from the North Korean mainland.

“Numerous military officials said that the Chunmoo system will first be deployed to Baengnyeong Island in 2016 and Yeonpyeong Island in 2017 to strengthen the northwest islands' defenses,” said an article in News1 on Friday.