South Korean Marine 1st Division reinforce rapid response skill

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  1. Someoneforyou

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    Marine 1st Division reinforce rapid response skill
    SOUTH KOREA - 2 MAY 2011

    South Korean Marine 1st Division strengthened its rapid response capabilities by conducting a regimental landing operation called 'Modeling' drill in a bid to maintain firm readiness.

    The drill, which took place on April 29 in waters near Pohang, North Gyeongsang, with a 5,000-ton ship Dokdo, Landing Platform Helicopter, surface battleships and some 30 Korean Assault Amphibious vehicles, was implemented aimed at improving advanced combat capabilities and readiness posture.

    The goal of maritime drill was to secure a bridgehead after making breakthrough of the sea and penetrating potential enemy's bulwark.

    The drill began with advance forces exploding maritime obstacles. Then with a help of fire from warships and fighters, ground forces made landing from the sea and the air. Troops secured coast bridgehead and took over a target area on the land.

    The division, in particular, actively applied a new method so-called 'role-based command method' in this landing exercise. Usually, it takes about more than a week to plan for landing drill but this time military engaged in unexpected landing operation.

    Commanding officers has to practice quicker control and decision-making efforts in accordance with scale and capabilities of each unit in order to complete the mission in a short period of time.

    "The landing operation is focused on making breakthrough of battles when it comes to a standstill in emergencies and eventually deal a de facto power of a potential enemy a severe blow," said Col. Jeong Cha-seong, a commander of the drill. "We will keep on practicing exercise more realistically and stronger so that we can become a unit that can fight and win."

    In the meantime, some 800 chief executive officers of small and medium companies observed the drill and engraved themselves the importance of national security.


    Advance military unit approaches toward a seashore by removing obstacles with 5,000-ton Dokdo seeing behind during a special landing drill conducted by South Korean Marine 1st Division on April 29 in waters off Pohang, North Gyeongsang.
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    Source: Ministry of National Defense Republic of Korea
     
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    South Korean Navy ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111). She is the lead ship of the "LPX" class of amphibious landing ships of the South Korean Navy. Length: 199 meters.


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    Air Defense Drill to be Held over the Nation
    SOUTH KOREA - 7 JUNE 2011

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff says that it will conduct air defense drills on Wednesday.

    Two rounds of the one and half-hour-long drills will begin at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the skies over South Korea, excluding Jeju Island.

    During the drills, South Korea’s F-15K and KF-16 fighters, Cobra helicopters and ground anti-air weapons will intercept infiltrating enemy fighters and choppers.

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff conducts air defense drills twice a year. Some 50 fighters and helicopters will participate in Wednesday’s drills.


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    Source: Yonhap News Agency
     
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    That ROKS DOKDO is a real beauty.
     
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    The Choi Young of Cheonghae Unit
    SOUTH KOREA - 2 MAY 2011

    South Korea's navy destroyer Choi Young (DDH-981) of Cheonghae Unit that conducted a rescue operation on a container vessel Hanjin Tianjin.
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    To fight and destroy the enemy in early stage
    SOUTH KOREA - 26 MAY 2011

    Korea's Army 1st artillery brigade conducted its firing drills with K55A1 tanks on May 24 at an artillery field in Paju, Gyeonggi. The brigade demonstrated improved performance of its tanks by firing long range.

    In the firing drill commanded by Lt. Gen. Choi Jong-il, the commander of Army 1st Corps, senior officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Army 3rd Corps watched the performance of the tanks.

    A total of six tanks showed off their improved capabilities by firing its shells on targets precisely.

    K55 tanks, produced with a method adopted from the United States M109A2 of 1986, demonstrate powerful firepower and mobility and play an important role in firepower combat. Also their function and capabilities have been enhanced to deal with changed warfare circumstances. After improvements, the tanks have been deployed to the Army 1st artillery brigade as the first field unit.

    The tanks have enhanced firing control system so that they can detect, decide and fire targets in real time. Their capabilities are strengthen to destroy potential enemies immediately once enemies provoke.

    Improved K55A1 will largely contribute in enhancing our military's firepower combat posture, said Choi. All of our troops will strive for strengthening complete readiness in order to destroy the enemies once and for all.

    K55A1 tanks under Army 1st artillery brigade demonstrate firing drill at a range on May 24 at an artillery field in Paju, Gyeonggi.
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    Will to sternly counter enemy's Air threats
    SOUTH KOREA - 7 JUNE 2011

    Troops of anti-aircraft artillery battalion under Army's 6th Corps fire shells from six Vulcan artillery guns toward potential target during an air-defense drill on June 1.

    In an effort to boost anti-aircraft defense capabilities, an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion under Korea's Army 6th Corps held its large-scale air-raid defense drills on June 1 in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi.

    The battalion stationed a total of six Vulcan artillery guns and fired about 6,700 shells. When a potential enemy aircraft appeared in the air, battalion troops quickly prepared to fire. Under the command, troop fired the weapon and hit right on the target.

    The artillery unit conducts air-raid defense exercise once in first and second half of a year. During the latest drill, soldiers beefed up their combat capabilities by controlling Vulcan cannons and firing skills.

    For the successful drill, the unit has been repeatedly training for mobilizing troops to operate anti-aircraft artillery cannons in emergencies.

    Through air-raid defense exercise, soldiers were able to elevate their confidence and combat capabilities, said Lt. Col. Shim Tae-young, commander of the battalion.


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    Very impressive. The SK model of arms inductry development is the best template for developing ones own defense industry. It a no nonsense approach. Start from the basics, civilian economy, and then leverage defense industry from it, not the other way around.
     
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    Knockout enemy with the first shot
    SOUTH KOREA - 21 JUNE 2011

    Multiple Launch Rocket System under the Korean Army 5th Artillery Brigade fire live rounds of rockets on June 17 at the Damteo Training Field in Gangwon.

    The Korean Army 5th Artillery Brigade reinforced its combat capabilities by conducting its live-fire drill firing live rounds of 227-millimeter Multiple Launch Rocket System on June 17 at the Damteo Training Field in Gangwon.

    On the last day of the brigade's five-day strategic field exercise, the unit deployed a total of nine rocket launchers and fired 27 live rounds of rockets.

    The drill began by checking safety measures of launchers. Then troops loaded rockets, spotted potential targets, received an order to fire and fired live rounds of rockets.

    There are about 500 bombs in size of a fist stuffed inside a rocket. When these bombs hit a target like a Steel Rain, it can burn a football field that is three times big to the ground.

    In order to implement such live-fire drill sufficiently, the brigade had thoroughly prepared in advance.

    Ahead of the drill, the unit carried out Command Post Exercise, Command Post Movement Exercise, Communication Exercise and local strategic discussions. By using training manual made by the Army, the brigade also made trenches and conducted chemical, biological and radiological exercises.

    During the first four days of the drill, troops strengthened actual fighting spirit and skills by creating worst circumstances. In order to make swift change it its position, the unit trained to move control center to new area every two to three hours. It also trained to resolve a situation when communication is cut off.

    In case enemy attacks anytime and anywhere, we are fully prepared to fight back to knockout enemies completely, said Maj. Shin Bang-ho, commander of the third firing squad. We will keep on training so that we can lay enemies in ashes in a short period of time.


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    Was totally surprised by reading "5,000-ton ship Dokdo". Even our new Frigates like Krivak or Shivalik class weights more than that. The Actual weight of DOKDO is around 15000s and 18000, comparable to INS Viraat Carrier.

    With no doubt S.Korea got the best ShipBuilding Company in Asia. The DOKDO is outstanding ASW shiop but cannot play the role of an Aircraft Carrier which they are looking for.


    Military Exercies could play a key role, shows readiness and testing strategies without going to actual War. Wonder how well they gonna stood up against the new North Korean military doctrine of Conventional warfare.
     
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    what is this helicopter carrier ???
     
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    Yes and an amphibious transport dock.
     
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    Awesome - why doesn't IN get a couple of those?
     
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    South Korea to boost border defence
    SOUTH KOREA - 12 JUNE 2011

    SEOUL: South Korea plans to deploy Apache choppers to a border island to guard against attacks by North Korea after Pyongyang's deadly shelling of a frontline island in November, a report said Sunday.

    The South's military is building helicopter hangars capable of accommodating several attack helicopters in Baengnyeong island near the tense maritime border on the Yellow Sea, Yonhap news agency said, citing a military source.

    By October 2012, South Korea's military will have 36 Apache attack choppers armed with guided missiles and rockets, some of which will be deployed to the closest island to the disputed border with the North, Yonhap said.

    Local media have reported the North has recently built a new naval base in Goampo, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Baengnyeong, that could send some 60 hovercraft with military commandos aboard to the South.

    "We now need large attack choppers since the (North's) naval base has turned out to be far bigger than we had thought, posing a bigger threat of infiltration," said a source quoted by Yonhap.

    A defence ministry spokesman said it has been trying to strengthen the military presence near the border, but declined to elaborate further.

    The Yellow Sea maritime border has been the scene of deadly naval clashes between two Koreas in 1999, 2002 and November 2009.

    One of five frontier islands there -- Yeonpyeong -- was shelled last November by the North in artillery attacks that killed four South Koreans including two civilians.

    Seoul since then has deployed more troops and weapons to the frontline islands that had long been guarded by thousands of marines and naval forces.



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    It appears to be great ship hope Indian Navy get this we can replace the amphibious vehicles with BTR-80 btw Indian armed forces planned to set up a Marine Brigade.I think we should get something like Russian Marines an elite force meant to
    spearhead any sort of attack :)
     
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    South Korean Utility Helicopters to Receive First Batch of 24 MILDS Warning Sensors
    13 July 2011

    Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will protect the "Surion" utility helicopter of the Korean Army against missile attacks. Following a multi-million euro contract from Korean Aircraft Industries, Cassidian will deliver a first batch of 24 of its proven AN/AAR-60 MILDS® systems (MILDS = Missile Launch Detection System), until 2013. The order comprises about 100 sensors. Cassidian already supported the Korean company Lig Nex1 in the development of the helicopter's electronic warfare system and delivered 36 sensors during the development phase.

    "With more than 7,000 MILDS® sensors in service worldwide, MILDS® has become the standard missile warner for helicopters and wide-body aircraft today", explains Bernd Wenzler, CEO of Cassidian Electronics. "It has proven its value in protecting air vehicles, particularly against infrared-guided shoulder-fired missiles."

    MILDS® is a passive imaging sensor, detecting the UV radiation signature of approaching missiles. The extremely high resolution combined with rapid processing enables very reliable threat identification and virtually eliminates false alarms. 4 to 5 sensors provide optimized coverage and rapid reaction. MILDS® is in service aboard a huge variety of rotary wing and wide body aircraft, including Tiger, NH90, CH-53, CH-47, MI-17 and C-130. A specific fighter version � MILDS F � is in service with the Royal Danish Airforce and Royal Norwegian Airforce F-16 fighters.

    The "Surion" has been developed jointly by Korean Aerospace Industries and Eurocopter. It is planned to procure approx. 250 helicopters.


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    Destroying enemy farther off
    SOUTH KOREA - 6 JULY 2011

    The 1st Army Artillery Brigade had a Rocket Assisted Projectile (RAP) drill on July 1 at the shooting range in Pocheon, Gyeonggi, with a commander of the Army 1st Corps and other senior commanders of the brigade in attendance.

    All of the units under 1 Corps that have RAPs used not only 155-millimeter KH179 mobile artilleries, but 155-millimeter K55 and K55A1 self-propelled artilleries, for the drill. Even, as the personnel of the artillery units that did not join the drill expressed high interest in it as they observed it.

    RAPs, which incorporate a rocket motor for independent propulsion, are used to destroy an enemy in a relatively long range area. While the maximum range of a high explosive fired from the KH179 mobile gun is 20 kilometers (12.5 miles), a RAP 30 kilometers.

    This projectile can hit its target farther off than the existing high explosive, because it, when launched from a gun, obtains very high acceleration forces derived from the burning of a solid propellant in a rocket motor. On the other hand, a big space the rocket motor and the propellant gunpowder occupy, and reduced carrying quantity of explosives result in decreasing its explosive forces. In the last two or three years, RAPs also has not been used for the reason that they are not safe.

    However, the Brigade carried out the shooting drill after two months of preparation and asking for a consent of the residents around the shooting range, which was aimed at developing the Brigade into a substantial combat unit.

    We must take this shooting drill as a springboard for all of the artillery units to attain their goal of substantially enhancing its fighting capabilities, Lt. Gen. Choi Jong-il, commander of the 1st Corps, said after watching the drill.



    Photo: A 155-millimeter KH179 mobile gun fires its shells, spouting roaring flame, at the RAP shooting exercise conducted by the 1st Army Artillery Brigade.
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    Source: Ministry of National Defense Republic of Korea
     
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    Small Air Force Group Sharpens Their Combat Skills
    SOUTH KOREA - 11 JULY 2011

    The 5th Tactical Airlift Wing conducted a maritime infiltrations training from July 4 through July 8 for its soldiers of the Combat Control Team (CCT), which aimed at improving their survival skills and military operations performance skills in the sea.

    This training, which was carried out in the sea south of South Gyeongsang Province, was intensive training for the CCT members to improve their military skills necessary for swimming with heavy combat equipment on the back, drops of airborne troops, maritime infiltrations, and surviving in the sea.

    In particular, in this training, the CCT received airborne troops' drop training, in which they hurled themselves out of a military plane to the sea, for the first time, which was a good opportunity for the CCT to maximize their maritime, air and land-based infiltrations skills.

    In the airborne soldiers' drop training on July 5, the CCT members were divided into two role groups: the drop group and the control group. The drop group jumped out of a plane first, and then the other group helped guide them so they can accurately enter the target area, having watching out around the area. As soon as the drop team landed on the sea, they entered the target area by leather boat with the control team.

    Before the infiltrating team landed on the coast, they carried out a swimming drill under water with combat equipment on the back and scouting exercise. This aimed at enriching their skills to enter the target area without being noticed by the enemy.

    The following day, the Team also polished up their skills to gain food in case they happened to be on a desert island, thus surviving there, through the survival training, the toughest training stage.

    Because we, first of all the armed forces, have to enter the enemy's area so that we can secure the safety of our friendly troops there, we are required to be able to fulfill the military operation skills such as air traffic control, air infiltrations, clearing the obstacles in the sea. Through such tough training, we are trying to maintain high prestige as the only special troops in the Air Force, a CCT member and warrant officer said.


    Photo: Soldiers of the Air Force's Combat Control Team at the 5th Tactical Airlift Wing edge in the coast, looking carefully around, after landing on the sea.
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    Source: Ministry of National Defense Republic of Korea
     
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    Enhancing integrated combat readiness
    SOUTH KOREA - 19 July 2011

    Troops under Korea's 22nd Army Division implemented joint field exercises on open area at Chungyong training field for five days since July 14.

    The drill is targeted at reinforcing combat capabilities through comprehensive commands from battalion commanders and improving integrated combat readiness with combined arms at open areas.

    Not only soldiers from artillery, armored force and engineer units, but also troops under Army aviation unit and the Tactical Air Control Party joined the drill.

    The exercise began in early morning on the first day by making readiness posture. The drill went on with strategic discussion, attack and defense operation, firepower field exercise, rehearsal on attack and defense operation and live-fire field training. The drill ended with 40-kilometer (24-mile) tactical march.

    During a two-day attack and defense live-fire field exercise since July 14, in particular, all ground firepower arms, including tanks, 81- and 60-millimeter mortars and K-4 grenade launchers, delivered concentrated fire on potential targets with the support from attack helicopters and artilleries.

    Troops were able to take advantage of the drill to strengthen combat capabilities as a combat-oriented field infantrymen.

    Through this exercise, we were able to develop integrated combat readiness as well as fighting spirit with combined arms and joint operations, said Lt. Col. Choi Soon-geon, the commander of the 3rd Battalion. We will keep on improving combat capabilities and readiness posture so that we can fight and win in the field.



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    Source: Ministry of National Defense Republic of Korea
     

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