The missiles were part of an effort to forward deploy additional military capability to Yeonpyeong and Baengnyeong Islands in order to strengthen its border region with North Korea.
Jane's Defense Weekly reported that South Korea bought at least 67 Spike missiles after Yeongpyeong island was attacked by North Korea in November 2010. At its 65th Armed Forces Day on Oct. 1, the Republic of Korea Marines displayed their Rafael Spike-NLOS guided missiles.
[Yonhap News Agency]
[Jane's Defense Weekly]