South Korea has developed a new longer-range cruise missile that can hit military bases in North Korea.

The indigenously developed Hyunmu-3C is a surface-to-surface missile with a range of up to 1,500km, according to Yonhap news agency, which was quoting an unidentified defence official.

The range of the missile could also allow it to have the capability to hit some parts of China, Japan and Russia.

Hyunmu-3C has a 450kg payload and can hit within 2m of its target, the report said.

Under an agreement with the US, South Korea can develop long-range cruise missiles with a maximum range of 300km as long as the payload is under 500kg.

South Korea is expected to deploy the missile along its border with Pyongyang from this year.