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South Korea wants its own version of Taurus

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South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development will soon pick a local partner to develop an indigenous variant of the Taurus air-launched, long-range cruise missile for the KF-X fighter.

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Some Taurus KEPD 350 technologies were transferred to South Korea as part of offset deals when Seoul purchase the missiles for the F-15Ks.

“Based on the transferred Taurus technology, we’ll develop our own air-to-ground, long-range missile to be integrated into the KF-X fighter jet, which is expected to be operational by 2026,” an anonymous official said.

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