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Taurus Systems delivers KEPD 350K missiles to South Korea

Joint venture between MBDA and Saab Dynamics handed over the first lot of standoff missiles.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Taurus Systems delivers KEPD 350K missiles to South Korea
Taurus Systems, a joint MBDA-Saab Dynamics venture, has delivered the first lot of KEPD 350K standoff missiles to South Korea's air force, MBDA announced Friday. Photo courtesy MBDA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Taurus Systems, a joint MBDA-Saab Dynamics venture, has delivered the first lot of KEPD 350K standoff missiles to South Korea's air force, MBDA announced Friday.

The KEPD 350K missiles are being integrated on to the service's F-15K fighter aircraft.

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The weapon system will provided the service with the most advanced standoff and deep strike capability currently available on the world market, the company said in a statement.

KEPD 350K is an enhanced and upgraded version of the 350 variant, which has been in service with the German air force since 2005 and with the Spanish air force since 2009.

The precision-strike missile is developed to fly through dense air defenses at very low terrain-following levels and for the engagement of high-value targets.

It contains a dual stage warhead system, which combines penetration capabilities for hard and deeply buried targets with blast-and-fragmentation capabilities against point and area targets.

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