SEOUL-- South Korea's defense ministry announced Monday that the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) will soon install four more THAAD missile defense launchers at its new southern base.

The announcement came as the environment ministry accepted the results of an environmental impact survey of the THAAD system partially operational at the former golf course in Seongju, some 300 kilometers south of Seoul.

Two THAAD rocket launchers are in operation there, with four others waiting for deployment.

"The remaining launchers will soon be tentatively deployed through South Korea-U.S. consultations in order to counter North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile threats," the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.

Source: Yonhap News Agency