Eased restrictions will allow South Korea to enhance the military’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and boost the space programme of the private sector. Photo: APEased restrictions will allow South Korea to enhance the military’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and boost the space programme of the private sector. Photo: AP
Eased restrictions will allow South Korea to enhance the military’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and boost the space programme of the private sector. Photo: AP

South Korea and US ease rocket fuel restrictions as Seoul seeks ‘unblinking eye’ to monitor Pyongyang

  • Washington and Seoul in 1979 agreed restrictions on the use of solid fuel out of concern bigger missiles could provoke a regional arms race
  • Under eased restrictions, South Korea could use two or three low-Earth orbit satellites to more effectively surveil North Korea
Topic |   South Korea
Eased restrictions will allow South Korea to enhance the military’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and boost the space programme of the private sector. Photo: APEased restrictions will allow South Korea to enhance the military’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and boost the space programme of the private sector. Photo: AP
Eased restrictions will allow South Korea to enhance the military’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and boost the space programme of the private sector. Photo: AP
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