South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has established its first regional 'support centre' to help boost indigenous defence industrial capability and military exports.
The new centre - supporting three southern and central regions, Changwon, Gumi, and Daejeon - is expected to be followed by similar support facilities in other South Korean regions over the coming months.
DAPA said on 28 February that its new 'Defence Field Support Centre' will be positioned to "foster the development of local SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and venture companies, expand regional defence exports, and create local defence industry jobs".
According to DAPA, the support centre will provide several services.
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