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Seoul prepares for military acquisition reform

09 January 2018

Senior officials from South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) met on 9 January to put together a plan to reform the country’s military procurement system.

The MND said in a statement that procurement reform is necessary due to a series of corruption scandals in the country over the past few years and resultant “public criticism over incompetence”.

The MND said that officials have agreed to draft a “fundamental reform” package by March 2018. Jeon Jei-guk, the minister of the DAPA – the MND’s procurement agency – said the reforms would look to address “systematic, behavioural, cultural and structural” areas of the country’s acquisition system.

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