Military Capabilities

RoKAF indicates space force ambitions

05 February 2020

The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) has outlined plans to lean on local technologies in developing a future "space force".

General Won In-Choul, RoKAF Chief of Staff, said at a recent conference in Seoul that the space force target will be achieved through several phases of development. He indicated that the space force would be expected to achieve full functionality by 2050.

In comments published in a Ministry of National Defense (MND) press release, Gen Won said, "Developments in science and technology and technological innovation are expanding the scope of war into space and cyber domains."

He added, "[The RoKAF] is exploring three stages of future direction to [develop a] space force by 2050.

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