South Korean military are developing new supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles based on the Russian missile "Yakhont", said Wednesday AFP referring to the local newspaper "Chosun Ilbo".
The rocket will fly low over the water at a rate of 2.5 times the speed of sound, and will have a range of up to 300 kilometers. Detection and such a missile and track it will be considerably complicated.
"A full-scale work on the development of supersonic anti-ship missiles at the Agency for Defense Development has been going on for several years" — gives the publication the words of an unnamed representative of the government of South Korea.
According to the publication, produced rockets "aimed at protecting the country from sea-based threats from other states of the region in addition to North Korea."
The Agency for Defense Development Agency programs and defense procurement Republic of Korea Post, "Chosun Ilbo," declined to comment.