South Korea claims Japan did not adhere to a bilateral intelligence-sharing pact signed last month, as it didn’t share any intelligence on Pyongyang's recent test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).
"We have found that the North carried out a land-based experiment on an SLBM, but there is no information that we have received from the Japanese side regarding the test," the source declining to be identified told Yonhap Thursday.
The source said that although the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) went into force on November 23, there should be additional consultations over how to enforce the deal.
Seoul and Tokyo inked the deal last month as part of efforts to counter Pyongyang's evolving nuclear and missile threats. Japan is equipped with a large number of intelligence-gathering assets such as five military satellites that can cover the entirety of the Korean Peninsula.
US and Japanese air forces conducted a coordinated operation to extract the radar frequency of Chinese air forces fighter jets when the latter were flying over the Miyako Strait in the western Pacific earlier this week. In an incident described by Beijing a ‘serious breach, Japanese Self Defence Force (JSDF) F-15 jets fired flares at Chinese Sukhoi 30 jets
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Completion of South Korea's home-made short-range missile system, KTSSM could be delayed by four years because the United States is yet to approve the export of components essential to make the missile operational, local newspaper Hankyoreh and news agencies reported Wednesday. The KTSSM surface-to-surface missile was successfully test-launched on Tuesday, the media reports said quoting the South Korean Military
Japan has launched a prototype of an eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC). The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) expects the Wheeled Armored Vehicle to replace the groups Type 96, in use since 1996
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