Military Capabilities

South Korea sharpens ASW interoperability with allies amid SLBM threats

23 January 2020

In a bid to improve anti-submarine warfare (ASW) interoperability with its partner services, the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has deployed a P-3C maritime patrol aircraft to ‘Sea Dragon’ – a US-led multilateral ASW exercise that began in 2019.

The drills, which began on 20 January, are being conducted in and around the waters of Guam. Also taking part are personnel and equipment from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), and the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).

The RoKN and the RNZN are taking part in the drills as full participants for the first time.

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