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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

S. Korea Readies Viking Anti-submarine Planes

S-3B VikingSouth Korea is moving ahead to introduce refurbished S-3 Viking anti-submarine warfare (ASW) planes to counter threats from North Korea, Yonhap reported quoting a military source.

The proposal to incorporate 12 former U.S. Navy Vikings into service was approved late last month by a military program review group, say sources.

The latest development comes after the Navy proposed taking over 20 Vikings that have been kept in storage since 2009 to shore up the country's detection and attack capabilities against Pyongyang's submarine fleet.

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