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RoKAF launches new ISR wing to monitor key North Korean facilities

01 December 2017

The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) has announced that it has set up a new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) unit to closely monitor key North Korean facilities round the clock.

The new ISR wing, which replaced the 37th tactical intelligence squadron, will include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other aerial reconnaissance platforms – in co-ordination with US ISR assets in the area – to enhance the country’s capabilities to monitor any signs of North Korean nuclear and missile threats.

“The main task of the new aviation intelligence wing is to produce surveillance-based information to respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats,” Colonel Kang Yoon-seok, commander of the unit, was quoted as saying in a RoKAF statement on 1 December.

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