South Korea has rejected US and Japanese proposal to conduct trilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise aimed at countering North Korea’s submarines, Japanese media reported Tuesday.
South Korean side opposed the suggestion saying that it was not the right time for the drills, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported.
The drills were supposed to be conducted on the basis of the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) signed by Tokyo and Seoul on November 23, 2016 to create the framework for both protection and sharing of secret military information.
The proposition to hold the submarine hunting drill was made in a meeting of senior defense officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea in Seoul on Dec. 16.
Japan and the United States accepted this response and the three nations agreed to come up with an outline for joint exercises involving all of them at some point.
The US Forces Korea will deploy 24 Apache attack helicopters in South Korea starting from this month. The 24 AH-64D Apache heavy attack helicopters will replace the 30 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior observation and light attack choppers currently deployed on the Korean Peninsula, said the USFK in a joint statement Monday with the Ministry of National Defense, The Korea Herald reports
South Korea is planning to develop its own indigenous long-range air-to-ground missile that will be fitted onto the countrys KF-X fighter jets. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) plans to start its research on relevant missile technologies from 2018 with a plan to produce some 200 air-to-surface Taurus-class missiles until 2031, Yonhap reports Wednesday
A South Korean Pilot edged past other pilots in hitting a target with a diameter of less than four meters placed on the ground while his F-15K jet was flying at an altitude of around 6 Kms to become the Air Forces ‘Top Gun. Maj
Fresh satellite imagery shows that North Korea has apparently restarted its plutonium-producing nuclear reactor. "Imagery from January 22 shows a water plume (most probably warm) originating from the cooling water outlet of the reactor, an indication that the reactor is very likely operating," the website 38 North said in a report
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