South Korean Military to Establish New Submarine Command by 2015


South Korean Military will establish a new submarine command within the navy by 2015, reports the Korea Herald.

According to the reports, the military has allocated $ 565,000 of its 2012 budget for the plans to establish a submarine command.

The Korean Ministry of National Defense had not highlighted the submarine command plan in announcing its budget for the year. The budget allocation was revealed by the National Assembly’s National Defense Committee.

Technologies needed for the construction of 3.000-ton submarines is the project Korean Navy is currently working on and it is waiting for a number of 1.800-ton submarines to be commissioned into its fleet.

The plan for establishing a submarine command by 2012 was put on hold under the current administration.

Naval Today Staff , February 20, 2012