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Colombian Navy test-fires Hae Seong anti-ship missile and DM2A3 torpedo on live targets

13 August 2019
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The Colombian Navy test-fired the South Korean-made SSM-700K Hae Seong anti-ship missile and the German-made Seehecht DM2A3 torpedo against live targets for the first time in Colombian waters during the sinking exercises (SINKEX) as part of the ‘Neptune III’ naval exercises.

A medium-range anti-ship missile capable of low-altitude, sea-skimming flight, with a range of more than 150 km and a top speed of Mach 0.85, was fired from a modernised FS-1500 Admiral Padilla-class light frigate against a decommissioned auxiliary vessel, ARC Buenaventura (BL162).

This is the first export version of the missile, which was jointly developed by the Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and the Korean defence company LIG Nex1.

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