The ground launched of Taurus missiles manufactured by Taurus Systems GmbH in partnership with the South Korean firm Lig Nex1 disclosed at Seoul ADEX 2015, reported defence-blog.com.
The Taurus KEPD 350 is a German/Swedish air-launched cruise missile and it expected to adapt to the ground start. The ground launched of Taurus missiles that was intended to develop a surface-to-surface missile for use as a fire supportn.
The Taurus cruise missile has achieved sufficient accuracy, range and reliability (ability to penetrate defenses) to function as an alternative to precision bombing for air forces that cannot expect to launch bombing or cruise missile fire missions reliably in the face of superior enemy fighters and air defenses. Training and competence requirements are much lower than for normal air force assets such as a fighter bomber squadron utilizing guided bombs
The TAURUS KEPD 350 is a modular stand-off missile system for precision strikes against hardened and high-value point and area targets. The KEPD 350 missile is designed and developed to fly through dense air defences at a very low, terrain-hugging level and kill high-value targets.
The Taurus missiles South Korea has bought for F-15K fighter jets The Taurus missiles have a range of more than 500 kilometers, the longest among existing air-to-surface cruise missiles. South Korea’s Air Force will be the first in Asia to introduce the missiles which are operated by Germany. The missiles are one of the key strategies of the kill chain preemptive strike system which aims to detect, trace, disturb and destroy the North’s nuclear weapons and missiles.