Pressure is mounting on the German Chancellor to give the green light for long-range Taurus missiles that would be a significant boost to Kyiv’s weapons arsenal for striking critical Russian assets.
- Taurus KEPD 350, known as the ‘bunker buster’, is a Swedish-Germanlong-range air-to-surface cruise missile.
- The high-precision stand-off guided missile system can penetrate through dense air defence systems and destroy hard and deeply buried stationary and semi-stationary military targets on the ground.
- The missile attacks target bridges, ships in ports, runways, command, control and control centres, bunkers, port facilities, and air base buildings.
- It is in service with the German (Luftwaffe) and Spanish Air Forces.