Nov 28, 2010


North Korea deployed SA-2 suface-to-air missiles near S. Korea border

  • Nov 28, 2010
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  • Channel News Asia has reported that, North Korea has been deployed SA-2 surface-to-air missiles near its disputed Yellow Sea border with South Korea, this report was mentioned on Sunday as a major U.S led naval exercise began further to the South. 

    The SA-2 surface-to-air missiles has been deployed to be targeting the South Korea's jet fighters flying near the Northern Limit Line which marks the border Yonhap news agency quoted a government source as saying.

    The United States and South Korea have begun four days of joint military exercises in the waters off the Korean coast, in an effort to deter North Korea from launching further attacks across its border with the South. 

    South Korea and the United States has been launched a naval drill far south of the border, where four people were killed and 18 injured in Tuesday's surprise artillery bombardment by the North of Yeonpyeong island.

    The ageing Soviet designed SA-2 missile has a range of 5-19 miles (8-30 kilometres).  

    Other missiles on the North's west coast, such as the Samlet and Silkworm with ranges of up to 95 kilometres have also been put onto launch pads, the source was quoted as saying. 

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