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South Korea boosts spending, ISR and retaliatory measures

11th December 2017 - 09:47 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


South Korea has created new units – including an ISR formation and a special forces decapitation brigade – in response to the threat from its belligerent neighbour north of the Military Demarcation Line, as well as hiking defence spending for 2018.

On 1 December the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) stood up its Air Intelligence Wing (AIW) ahead of delivery of the first two of four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk aircraft in 2018.The AIW will be responsible for keeping a beady eye on North Korean military activities.

Col Kang Yoon-seok, commander of the AIW, said, ‘The main

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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