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Seoul seeks to develop counter-rocket system, says report

15 October 2017

South Korea is pushing to develop an indigenous counter-rocket system amid persisting threats from North Korea's long-range artillery, the Yonhap news agency quoted the country’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as saying in a report.

In their report, which was presented during a parliamentary audit held on 16 October at the JCS headquarters in Seoul, the joint chiefs said the state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has been working to develop core technologies for a rocket interception system that employs a 'hit-to-kill' platform.

"We are considering deploying the interceptor system to counter the enemy's volley of rocket attacks targeting our key military installations such as the wartime command headquarters and facilities for the Korea Air and Missile Defense system," the JCS said, according to Yonhap.

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