24 June 2017

News Story: THAAD deployment plan revised to bring forward delivery - S.Korea official

SEOUL, June 23 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's presidential Blue House said Friday that plan to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) had been revised to bring forward the date of delivery and installation in the country's southeastern region.

A senior Blue House official, who declined to be identified, told reporters that the THAAD deployment agreement had been revised in the meantime to install two THAAD mobile launchers earlier than originally agreed upon.

Seoul and Washington announced their joint agreement in July last year to install one THAAD battery in Seongju county, North Gyeongsang province.

Under the original agreement, one mobile launcher was scheduled to be installed by the end of this year, with five others set to be deployed in 2018.

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