South Korea reserves 246.5 billion won ($218 million) from its revised mid-term defense plan on cybersecurity over five years to fight growing threats from North Korean hackers.
Part of the money will also be spent on the one-trillion-won "425 Project" to acquire five military satellites from a foreign country by 2022, in order to improve its striking capabilities to destroy key military facilities across the border, the Ministry of National Defense announced Friday.
Seoul on Friday announced a 238.2 trillion won ($210 billion) mid-term national defense blueprint that has "three-axis system" that covers the Korean Air and Missile Defense as well.
"(We) plan to improve surveillance and striking capability on the whole region of North Korea, expand the defense ability for core facilities and develop the capability for independent, massive retaliation," Yonhap reports citing a statement by the ministry.
The South's military plans to set up the three-tier system by the early 2020s, earlier than the initially planned mid-2020s, according to the strategy reported to the National Assembly.
The military will also push for the early operation of new striking means to destroy the North's key military facilities. It's developing a missile with the range of 800km in addition to the line of shorter-range ballistic missiles and the 1,000-km-range Hyunmoo-3 cruise missile, the report adds.
The South Korean military plans to inform North Korean soldiers and civilians about the murder of their 'merciless' leader's half-brother through loudspeakers along the border, Yonhap News Agency said quoting a government official.Cross-border loudspeaker broadcasts are among the tools used by Seoul to carry out nonmilitary psychological warfare against Pyongyang
The South Korean military plans to expand the capabilities of its special forces to strike Norths command facilities using hardware, such as the Boeing MH-47 series choppers, compact satellite links and advanced small arms. The MH-47 series helicopter under consideration for deployment in the Army are variants of the battle-tested Chinook choppers operated by the South Korean and U
South Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on Monday announced its intention to buy Northrop Grumman Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. The UAVs will be deployed to monitor North Korea, the country's arms acquisition agency said
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