North Korea’s provocations… What is your intention?
North Korea provokes first ever South Korean ballistic missile… 20 shots a day
Our military has made it clear that this provocation is unacceptable.
In response to North Korean missiles, three missiles were fired with precision into the high seas north of the NLL.
Our military fighters fire long-range air-to-ground missiles, the Slam ER.
The Slam ER with a range of 270 km hit the target point in the high seas north of the NLL and the Northern Limit Line in the East Sea.
When North Korea fired about 10 missiles into the East and West Seas, the military conducted a precise response firing for about an hour from around 11 am.
Air Force F-15Ks and KF-16s scrambled and fired two Slam ERs and one Spice 2000.
The shooting location is a point in the high seas north of the NLL, which is proportional to the point of impact of the missile fired into the high seas south of the NLL.
This is also the first time that our military has fired a missile north of the NLL.
A military official explained that North Korea fired three missiles in response to one missile fired south of the NLL, demonstrating its superior striking capability.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed a firm will to respond.
[Kang Shin-cheol / Chief of Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “This North Korean missile launch is the first time since the division of the Korean Peninsula that it fell close to our territorial waters south of the NLL, and it is very unusual and unacceptable.”]
Immediately after the North Korean missile launch, the military strengthened its emergency alert posture from Level 3 to Level 2 and raised its firepower standby posture.
Regarding whether or not to intercept North Korean missiles, a military official explained, “Because the bombing point is a distant sea, and the Gangneung base Patriot is located in the direction of North Korea, it was not within the intercept range.”
A high-ranking government official said, “Strictly speaking, it was not intercepted because it flew into the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which is 30 km away from our territorial waters, not our territory.”