Thursday, February 4, 2010

South Korea Reorganizes Navy

The South Korean navy has reorganized its surface combatant fleet in order to provide two rapid-reaction forces to better protect its maritime areas. The reorganization follows just days after the two Koreas exchanged barrages of artillery fire in the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula. Each rapid reaction force consists of six destroyers, including one of the new KDX-3 Aegis destroyers. "The establishment of the high-mobility combat unit indicates our naval force has come close to joining some of the world's best," South Korean Navy Chief of Staff Jung Ok-keun said......................Defense-Aerospace

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