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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Taurus missiles for F-15K jets poorly inspected

F-15K EagleThe military failed to test-fire Taurus cruise missiles for its F-15K fighter jets before signing a $450 million contract in 2013 to purchase the missiles, a lawmaker claimed Monday.

According to Rep. Kim Kwang-jin of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), the Defense Acquisition Program Administration bought some 180 Taurus long-range cruise missiles from German-Swedish joint venture Taurus Systems in November 2013.

The military sought to enhance the Air Force's deep precision strike capability amid growing threats from North Korea through the 532-billion-won contract.

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