July 02, 2020

Deployment of anti-North Korea defense system in South will be delayed: lawmaker
In setback to OPCON transfer plans, only 58.1 percent of three-axis system will be completed by 2022

The South Korean military's deployment of a three-axis defense system against North Korean nuclear and missile attacks will not be completed by 2022, lawmaker Kim Hack-yong said on Tuesday.

The three-axis system includes the Kill Chain pre-emptive strike program, Korea Air and Missile Defense (KAMD), and the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation (KMPR) systems, and its completion is essential if wartime operational control (OPCON) is to be transferred to Seoul in the near future.