THAAD’s AN/TPY-2 detected launch of Hwasong-12 IRBM

South Korea’s defense minister told lawmakers on May 16 that the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) deployed in the country was able to pick up the launch of North Korea’s Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM).

Minister Han Min-koo said at a meeting of the National Assembly’s defense committee that South Korea forces detected the launch on May 14 as well.

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