South Korea Becomes Sixth Nation to Open Submarine Force Command


South Korea launched a submarine force command on Sunday looking to better prepare itself for evolving maritime security challenges including those from North Korea, and other potential from outside the peninsula.

By incorporating its naval functions of underwater operations, including more advanced training, education, and maintenance, the South Korean Navy seeks to conduct more integrated, efficient and stable submarine operations, Navy officials explained.

With the launch, the South has become the world’s sixth country to have a submarine command joining the US, Japan, France, Britain, China and India, who all have run submarine commands.

“The launch of the submarine force command is a clear display of our will to perfectly defend our East, West and South Seas through the enhanced quality and quantity of our submarine capabilities,” the Navy said in a press release.



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