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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ministry to invest W9 trillion to deter N.K. nuke, missiles

Patriot PAC-3The Defense Ministry plans to spend nearly 9 trillion won ($8.31 billion) from 2016-2020 to secure military capabilities to detect and destroy North Korea’s nuclear arms and ballistic missiles, amid escalating security threats from the regime.

It also plans to deploy unmanned reconnaissance aircraft to division-level units and establish a command and control system, which will provide field units with more visual information to help them enhance situational awareness.

The plans are part of the five-year mid-term defense plan that the ministry announced Monday.

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