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South Korea got the opportunity to purchase multi-purpose nuclear submarines

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South Korea will soon be able to fulfill its old dream and arm itself with nuclear submarines. This conclusion followed after the signing by Seoul and Washington of an agreement on cooperation in the development of small modular nuclear reactors (SMR, Small Modular Reactor).


According to the South Korean press, Joe Biden's visit to Seoul and the signing of an agreement on the development of small nuclear reactors opens up the opportunity for South Korea to develop and put into service its own nuclear submarines, as well as purchase foreign ones. The thing is that previously South Korea could not have nuclear submarines in service, the bilateral defense treaty between South Korea and the United States prohibited any transfer of nuclear technology to the South Korean side.

Meanwhile, Seoul has long been hatching plans to put multi-purpose nuclear submarines into service with the Navy and even began a secret program in 2003 to develop its own nuclear submarine. True, all developments had to be curtailed already in 2004, when information about this "initiative" was leaked to the press.

Now the White House is officially allowing Seoul to develop small modular SMR nuclear reactors with a maximum power of up to 300 MW.

Meanwhile, according to an unnamed South Korean source, a "technical meeting" was recently held in Seoul with the participation of officials from the Republic's Defense Procurement Program Office, the Navy, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and a major foreign company specializing in nuclear submarines. The main issue of discussion is the possibility of purchasing a certain number of multi-purpose nuclear submarines in the near future.
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  1. gansales
    gansales 3 June 2022 16: 01
    -4
    Soon, the DPRK will then receive or has already received such an opportunity .. Everything is mirrored!
    1. isv000
      isv000 3 June 2022 16: 05
      +2
      Quote from gansales
      Soon, the DPRK will then receive or has already received such an opportunity .. Everything is mirrored!

      The northerners have a joker up their sleeve - several thousand guns of various calibers on the demarcation line, one volley of which disassembles almost the entire Seoul for building materials, and there - about 25 million people ...
      1. gansales
        gansales 3 June 2022 16: 09
        -5
        Quote: isv000
        The northerners have a joker up their sleeve - several thousand guns of various calibers on the demarcation line, one volley of which disassembles almost the entire Seoul for building materials, and there - about 25 million people ...

        The main enemies for the DPRK are Japan (the United States was terribly atrocious as well) And they would quickly deal with the South Caucasus ..
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 3 June 2022 16: 11
          +3
          Quote from gansales
          And they would quickly figure it out with the South Caucasus ..

          Who needs it?
          1. gansales
            gansales 3 June 2022 16: 23
            -6
            Quote: Alex777
            Quote from gansales
            And they would quickly figure it out with the South Caucasus ..

            Who needs it?

            To no one but the US at some point...
            PS By the way, Eun, by the way, wanted to get closer to the South Caucasus and relieve tension .. So such hysteria began in the world media .. Even the US AUGI drove to the shores of the DPRK and Trump directly threatened to destroy it, wipe it into dust .. They yelled and calmed down, Eun sent them all and Trump including at a meeting I remember ..
            1. stirrer
              stirrer 3 June 2022 19: 54
              -3
              Yes, Eun never wanted to get close to anyone, like his entire Kimov family, his father and grandfather balanced on the contradictions between the USSR and Kitam and blackmailed both by receiving resources from both countries as well.
              Why would he need any rapprochement, what would his own North Koreans put up on a pole? He feels good in his DPRK where he is a king and a god, while in South Korea presidents are imprisoned.
          2. dSK
            dSK 3 June 2022 16: 27
            +4
            States.
            They get real big "fruits" from endless local conflicts at the bottom of distant frontiers - military-industrial complex factories are loaded to capacity, orders are paid for by bribed "rulers" of the allies.
            Why do they need a third world war, "nuclear blackmail" they take the Gorbachevs "to fright" ...
        2. isv000
          isv000 3 June 2022 16: 15
          0
          Quote from gansales
          The main enemies for the DPRK are Japan (the United States was terribly atrocious as well) And they would quickly deal with the South Caucasus ..

          The DPRK has good neighbors, they will help, they will not let them go to waste, and the Koreans will not let us down ...
  2. isv000
    isv000 3 June 2022 16: 02
    0
    And what for a goat button accordion?!
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 3 June 2022 16: 15
      +2
      PMSM, the States will soon issue the same permission to the Japanese.
      That is why they started from South Korea. And S. Korea has nothing to do with it.
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 3 June 2022 18: 11
      +3
      Quote: isv000
      And what for a goat button accordion?!

      "If the cage with the lion says "Donkey! - do not believe your eyes! "(c)
      The fact is that this button accordion is the work of the United States in their struggle for the Asia-Pacific region and in confrontation with China. They are arming Seoul against China, not out of love for their neighbor. The Yankees are big cynic scoundrels, accustomed to raking in the heat with the wrong hands. They are fighting against Russia with the hands of dill Natsiks. Against the Asians, they are going to fight with the hands of the Asians themselves.
      No, it's still time to blow up the Yellowstone volcano!
      Otherwise, there will be no peace in the world from these Yankees. am
      But.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 3 June 2022 19: 49
        0
        For the existence of South Korea, China is more important than the States. Is not it so?
      2. isv000
        isv000 3 June 2022 19: 52
        +1
        Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
        No, it's still time to blow up the Yellowstone volcano!
        Otherwise, there will be no peace in the world from these Yankees.
        But.

        The United States was on the verge of death twice and, both times, they were pulled out of their asses ... Russia ..........................
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 3 June 2022 20: 19
          +1
          Quote: isv000
          Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
          No, it's still time to blow up the Yellowstone volcano!
          Otherwise, there will be no peace in the world from these Yankees.
          But.

          The United States was on the verge of death twice and, both times, they were pulled out of their asses ... Russia ..........................

          They are like a pig from I. Krylov's fable. They devour acorns without raising their snouts, they dig roots, not knowing that acorns grow "on that oak tree" ... a golden chain ... and the scientist cat keeps walking around the chain ... bully
  3. Maximus196723
    Maximus196723 3 June 2022 16: 05
    +1
    The world is changing, change is coming!
    1. gansales
      gansales 3 June 2022 16: 10
      -3
      Quote: Maximus196723
      The world is changing, change is coming!

      Big changes and Russia again took the main position in this .. We don’t want to march in formation .. hi
    2. isv000
      isv000 3 June 2022 16: 12
      +5
      Quote: Maximus196723
      The world is changing, change is coming!

      I have been living in these changes since 1986... Believe me, this is more than tiring...
  4. certero
    certero 3 June 2022 16: 18
    +3
    Understood nothing. What do you mean Washington officially allows Seoul?
    With all other South Korea's independent state can not develop any nuclear technology not related to the production of nuclear weapons.
    Maybe we are talking about cooperation in development?
    then it is still unknown who will help whom because South Korea, unlike the United States, continues to build nuclear power plants
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 3 June 2022 21: 41
      0
      Quote: certero
      Understood nothing. What do you mean Washington officially allows Seoul?
      With all other South Korea's independent state can not develop any nuclear technology not related to the production of nuclear weapons.
      Maybe we are talking about cooperation in development?
      then it is still unknown who will help whom because South Korea, unlike the United States, continues to build nuclear power plants

      In the event of war, the entire command of the South Korean troops goes directly to the Pentagon and all the generals of the ROK resign. South Korea, like Taiwan, lives under the constant threat of China's invasion, so it signs any conditions. So it used to be banned, but now it's allowed. And the United States is building Google AP1000 nuclear power plants, a couple have been successfully built in China
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 3 June 2022 16: 23
    -1
    Comrade Kim Jong-un has something to answer the American henchman - South Korean militarism. Fuck rabbits in Seoul pet stores. You can’t eat dogs. And in North Korea, by the way, they eat dogs, who knows?

  6. Negruz
    Negruz 3 June 2022 16: 44
    +2
    As I understand it, the idea of ​​"non-proliferation of nuclear weapons" was finally written off as scrap?
  7. ultra
    ultra 3 June 2022 17: 02
    +1
    UWB went into discord in the field of non-proliferation of nuclear technologies.
  8. couch
    couch 3 June 2022 17: 25
    0
    one built nuclear boat will only spoil the mass, but there is no money for a lot, no matter how it dressed up to become world leaders. Building submarines is not printing chips
  9. Skipper
    Skipper 3 June 2022 17: 37
    0
    guess three times where and what used apples will the Koreans buy?
  10. Normann
    Normann 3 June 2022 18: 40
    0
    Transfer the unfinished Pike-B to North Korea)) It would just be interesting. (Personnel, of course, ours, as well as weapons)
  11. riwas
    riwas 4 June 2022 07: 52
    +1
    South Korea got the opportunity to purchase multi-purpose nuclear submarines

    At this pace and with ballistic missiles, the South Caucasus and Japan will be allowed.