Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Vessel transfers epitomise South Korean search for bigger role in South America

14th October 2020 - 11:15 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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A noticeable trend in recent years is for South Korea to transfer or donate naval vessels to South American countries

The Colombian Navy has taken command of Almirante Tono, formerly the Pohang-class corvette ROKS Iksan in service with the Republic of Korea Navy. 

The vessel (pictured) will arrive in Colombia in mid-November, as part of an apparent strategy by Seoul to become a major supplier of defence technology to South American ...

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