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From the landfill - in the top ten

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South Korean forces grow as a response to the northern threat


South Korea for 60 years after the end of the war with the North is in constant anticipation of a new armed conflict with the army of the DPRK. Seoul was able to create their own, no less powerful.

Until the end of the Cold War, South Korea’s defense depended entirely on the United States. Her own, although very large, was a dump of old American technology. With 90-x, the situation began to improve, and has now changed quite significantly. There was a significant diversification of imports of military equipment and, most importantly, mass production of their weapons, meeting the highest international standards, began.

The ground forces are divided into forces of central subordination (that is, directly to the General Staff), two field armies (PAs) and one operational command.

The forces of central subordination include six commands.

The missile has three ATACMS missile divisions and one Hyunmu missile. Air Operations Command includes 1st and 2nd aviation brigades. The capital’s defense command consists of four divisions (52nd and 56th territorial defense, 60th and 71st reserve), two brigades (1st chemical defense and 122nd communications), two groups (10th air defense, 1113th engineering) . The command of the MTR includes the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 707th airborne brigades, the XNUMXth battalion of the MTR. There are also logistic and training commands.

1-I PA includes three army corps (AK), as well as parts of the army submission: 11-th mechanized division, 3-th armored and 11-th communications brigade, 11-th aviation, 12 and 1107-th artillery, 1170-th aviation, 1 and 2-y artillery engineering teams, 7-e support command. 15-th AK: 27, 2, 2-I infantry divisions, 102-I artillery, 702-I engineering, 302-I brigade communications, 3-i security regiments. 2-th AK: 12, 21, 3-I infantry divisions, 3-I artillery, 103-I engineering, 703-I brigade communications, 303-i security regiments. 8-st AK: 22 and 23-I infantry divisions, 8-I artillery, 102-I mechanized, 108-I brigade communications.

2-e Operational Command (formerly 2-I PA) includes 31, 32, 35, 37, 39, 50, 53-th division of territorial defense, 201 and 203-th Special Forces Brigade, 12-th communication, 21-th aviation, 1117 and 1120-th engineering teams.

3-I PA consists of five corps, as well as units of military subordination. The latter include the 1-I Air Defense Brigade, 1101-I, 1173 engineering teams, 2 and 3-e support commands. Capital Defense Corps: 17, 51, 55 and 61-I reserve infantry divisions, artillery and 100-I brigade communications, 1175-I engineering group, 700-th special forces regiment. 1-th AK: 1, 9, 25 and 72-I Reserve infantry, 30-Mechanized Division, 2-Armored, 1-Artillery, 1-I engineering, 101-I communications brigade, 11-I Aviation Group, 701 Special Forces, 301 Security. 5-th AK: 3 and 6-Infantry, 8-Mechanized Division, 1-Armored, 5-Artillery, 5-I engineering, 105-I communications brigade, 15-I Aviation Group, 705-th Special Forces, 305-th security shelf. 6-th AK: 5 and 28-Infantry, 26-Mechanized Division, 5-Armored, 6-Artillery, 6-I engineering, 106-I communications brigade, 16-I Aviation Group, 706-th Special Forces, 306-th security shelf. The 7 th maneuverable corps: the "capital" and 20-I mechanized divisions, 7-I artillery, 7-th engineering, 107-I brigade communications, 17-I aviation group.

In response to the DPRK missile program, South Korea is developing its counterpart. At present, the NE is armed with at least 30 TR "Hyunmu-1" mobile (flight range - 180 kilometers) and up to 100 of mine-based "Hyunmu-2A" (300 kilometers). A large family of “Hyunmu” missiles with a range of 500 – 1500 kilometers are expected to enter service. All the MLRS can be used as PU for US TR ATASMS, of which there are 221.

The basis of the tank fleet is Tanks K1, created under the strong influence of the American M1 Abrams. There are 1027 K1 units (similar to the first M1 variant) and 434 K1A1 / 2 units (similar to the significantly improved M1A1 / A2). A K2 tank was created, which in South Korea itself is called the best in the world. There are already at least 100 of them, 206 are planned. 43 Russian T-80Us also belong to modern tanks. 1111 extremely obsolete American M48s remain in service (730 A5, 381 A3). On storage up to 531 very old American M47.

There is a significant amount of modern BMP - 67 Russian BMP-3, up to 1956 own K200 and 400 of their own K21. The latter here are also called the best in the world. All will be built to 900 such machines. Of the approximately one thousand BTR - American 420 M113 (most in storage), 300 Swedish Bv 206, 275 own KM-900 (copies of the Italian "Fiat-6614", the majority in storage).

The basis of self-propelled artillery is 155-mm ACS K9. They built at least 910, just to be 1136. In stock 1042 155-mm SAU K55A1 (local licensed copy of the American M109A2) and 13 American M110 (even before 100 in storage). It is supposed to have up to 800 ACS EVO-105, which are created by installing the M101 howitzer in the back of an army truck. In storage until 100 old American ACS M107. Towed Guns: up to 1988 American M101 and their local copies KM101, 21 gun KH-178 (own remake M101) to 988 114 American M860 and their local deeply modernized version of the KH-179 to 100 American M115. Mortars: up to 4000 KM-29, 1840 M-30, 500 self-propelled K532 (on Bv206 chassis), as well as K281А1 and K242 (on BMX K200). MLRS: 156 own K136 / А1, 58 American MLRS М270 / А1. There are several thousand American Tou and the 226 Russian Metis.

From the landfill - in the top tenMilitary air defense has 114 of the newest domestic K-SAM “Chunma” air defense systems, about a thousand MANPADS (60 American Red I and 133 Stinger, 350 English Javelin, 406 French Mistral, 50 Russian Igla), more 300 own gun mount on the chassis BMP K200 (140 K263A1 "Chungun", 176 K30 "Biho"), about 200 anti-aircraft guns (60 American M167 «Volcano", 36 Swiss GDF-003 and 80 L / 60 / L / 70).

In Army and Police Aviation from 60 to 90 American Cobra AH-1S combat helicopters and around 500 multipurpose and transport: to 130 XHUM-500MD, 4 – 9 MD-500D, 38 CH-NNXX-Ind, X-NNXX – 47, 100 – 60 MD-120, 1, 12, 105 – 40 MD-1; , up to 3 UH-212H, 3 Bo-412, 105 KUH-1, XNUMX Bell-XNUMX, XNUMX Bell-XNUMX. In-XNUMX - German production, KUH-XNUMX - local, the rest - American.

The Air Force is organized into seven command structures — operational, northern and southern combat, two air defense commands, training and logistic. In service more than 500 combat aircraft. The most modern of them are the American 60 F-15K and 168 F-16 (118 C, 50 D), as well as their own 42 FA-50. A lot of outdated equipment: up to 58 F-4E (even before 43 D and up to 14 E in storage) and 190 F-5 (112 E, 42 KF-5E, 19 F, 17 KF-5F).

The actions of the fighters provide four AWACS aircraft based on the passenger Boeing-737. There are 28 reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft - the English 8 800, the 20 own KA-1 spacecraft. 4 US RF-5 and 13 RF-4 removed from the Air Force and are still in storage.

Transport planes: 16 American C-130 (8 H, 4 H-30, 4 J), 20 Spanish CN-235M, 10 purchased in Poland by the Soviet An-2 (as well as in the DPRK, are used to transfer saboteurs), as well as XUMUM X, NUMX) aircraft for the transportation of senior commanders - 4 "Boeing 1", 737 "Boeing 1", 747 HS-2.

The main training aircraft of the South Korean Air Force becomes its own T-50. Now in service with 54 T-50 (purely training), 22 TA-50 (training and combat, light attack aircraft), 9 T-50В (piloting). In addition, 85 domestic CT-1, 22 Russian IL-103, 2 – 3 French SAR-10В.

Multipurpose and transport helicopters are mainly American-made: 3 “Bell-412EP”, 3 S-92A, 8 VH-60P. Also available is 2 French AS332L, 7 Russian Ka-32. Rescue helicopters - 5 HH-47D, 18 HH-60P.

Ground defense consists of 8 batteries (64 PU) of the American Patrik "Patriot" and 28 batteries (168 PU) of the "Advanced Hawk" air defense missile system.

The Navy of the Republic of Korea has three fleet - 1st (East, headquarters - in Donhe), 2nd (West, Phentek), 3rd (South, Mokpo).

Submarine fleet includes 13 German submarines - 9 project 209 / 1200 and 4 newest project 214 / 1700 (another 5 will be built). There are 2 sabotage SMPLL type "Dolgoray" (plus 1 in the sediment).

All 12 destroyers of their own: 3 type "Saojeon Tevan" (considered the most powerful in the world of surface non-avianosnyy warships), 6 "Chunmuhong Li Sunsin", 3 "Kvangetho." They are equipped with the "Aegis" system, are armed with a UVP on the 80, a Zuru "Standard", a UVP on the 32 SCC "Hyunmu-3" (comparable in terms of TTX to the "Tomahawk", but have a smaller range of flight) and 16 PLUR "Red Shark", as well as 4x4 of the Heson control panel. All of these missiles, except for the "Standards", are of their own design, albeit with American influence. The “Hyunmu-3” is in the same family as the “Hyunmu-1” and “-2” land-based, but formally, since the “land” missiles are ballistic and the sea-winged missiles (with a 1500 range of kilometers). Frigates type "Ulsan" (7 units, still 2 in the sludge) are considered obsolete. They are built to replace frigates of the “Incheon” type (now 4, no less than 18 is planned), which will also be armed with the SJLM “Hyunmu-3”. There are 18 cortex-type "Pohang" (still 2 in the sludge). 3 similar to them "Tonhe" are used as training. The 17 has been equipped with the latest Yun Yunha corvettes. The territorial waters and coast are protected by 63 – 75 patrol boats of the “Chamsuri” type, as well as by the coast guard, which includes 36 patrol ships and 39 patrol boats.

Mine-sweeping forces include the minzag "Wonsan", the 6 of the Italian minesweepers "Lerici" ("Ganjon"), the 3 of the minesweeper of their own construction, such as "Yangyang".

Amphibious forces include the 1 DVKD Dokdo (sometimes classified as UDC), 4 TDKs like Gohong Bon and 1 like Jeon Van Bon (there will be 3), as well as 8 DKVP - 3 of the 12061 project “Moray "(Russian built), 3 of the Solgue-1 type, 2 of the Solgue-2 type.

On the naval aviation armed 16 American base patrol aircraft P-3, 5 multipurpose «Cessna» F406 «Karavan», 24 English antisubmarine helicopter "Lynx" Mk99 and 1 latest European AW159, to 6 French SA319B, 8-9 American UH-60P and up to 11 UH-1H. Coast Guard aviation has 6 aircraft and 18 helicopters.

The marines include two divisions and a brigade. In service with up to 100 tanks (including 50 K1A1), 231 American amphibious BTR AAV-7A1, 46 LVTP-7, towed guns KN-179.

Over the past 20 years, first-class aircraft have been built in the Republic of Korea, capable of successfully resisting almost any army in the world in all three environments. Apparently, these aircraft are among the ten strongest in the world, especially given the high level of combat training. In the production are numerous samples of weapons and equipment. Together with the Russian Federation, long-range air defense systems are being developed, similar in TTX to C-400. All this provides a reflection of the strike of the North Korean armed forces. But Seoul’s army is incapable of capturing the DPRK, that is, militarily, the parties are in a state of strategic stalemate.

Support Group

On the territory of the Republic of Korea there is a significant grouping of American troops: the 8-I Field Army Army and the 7-I Air Force of the US Air Force. The basis of the 8-PA is the 2-th Infantry Division, which includes the 210-th artillery brigade, 2-th support and army brigade aviation. In addition, the 8-th PA includes 501-I support, 35-I air defense, 501-I intelligence, 1-I communications, 65-I medical brigade. The 7-I BA includes the 8-e fighter (F-16) and 51-e wing (attack aircraft A-10).
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  1. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 28 May 2016 05: 29
    +4
    Noted. Thank.
    1. max702
      max702 28 May 2016 19: 29
      +3
      Quote: Tartar 174
      Noted. Thank.

      Actually, there’s nothing to be surprised at .. All technologies of the bourgeois world, any machines, materials, technical and engineering solutions plus a sufficient amount of money are at the disposal of the UK. And given the Koreans’ ability to work with the dedication of robots, there’s nothing to be surprised at the successes of the army and military-industrial complex. All the same, support for the golden billion is a very significant thing .. If you compare it with the resources and capabilities of the DPRK, then ...
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  2. mivmim
    mivmim 28 May 2016 05: 29
    +5
    Would spit on a pin ... dosov, but would have made peace with the North.
    1. Odysseus
      Odysseus 28 May 2016 06: 17
      +4
      Quote: mivmim
      Would spit on a pin ... dosov, but would have made peace with the North.

      To do this, they need to conduct a national liberation revolution. This is not so easy to do.
      1. Mikhail Matyugin
        Mikhail Matyugin 28 May 2016 07: 14
        +12
        Quote: Odyssey
        To do this, they need to carry out a national liberation revolution. It is not so easy to do

        Apparently you are far from knowing the situation on the Korean peninsula.

        Why would the southerners carry out a revolution? To "get rid" of a well-established industrial complex? Free yourself from the abundance in stores? from freedom and completeness of civil rights? - and enter North Korea in orderly ranks? South Koreans say a clear no to this.
        1. Odysseus
          Odysseus 28 May 2016 08: 06
          +11
          Quote: Mikhail Matyugin
          Apparently you are far from knowing the situation on the Korean peninsula.
          Why would the southerners carry out a revolution? To "get rid" of a well-established industrial complex? Free yourself from the abundance in stores? from freedom and completeness of civil rights? - and enter North Korea in orderly ranks? South Koreans say no to it

          Brief educational program (eradication of illiteracy)
          1) The national liberation revolution is not a socialist revolution
          2) Even if a socialist revolution took place in the South Caucasus, it would not need to “enter the DPRK.” There are a great many types and types of socialism.
          3) The national liberation revolution sets as its goal the liberation of the country from external dependence. What is more, the country's socio-economic system is not important.
          4) South Korea since 1945 has been in external dependence on the United States.
          5) I replied to the words "Would have spat on the pin ... dosov, but would have made up with the North." A necessary prerequisite for such a development of events is the national liberation revolution, which I wrote about.
          Quote: Mikhail Matyugin
          South Koreans say a clear no to this.

          Even if you were a citizen of the South Caucasus, you could not speak on behalf of all the citizens of the South Caucasus. And since you are not Korean at all, your statement has nothing to do with reality.
          1. Mikhail Matyugin
            Mikhail Matyugin 29 May 2016 15: 17
            0
            Quote: Odyssey
            The national liberation revolution is not a socialist revolution

            From whom do you want to free the South Koreans? They are not under anyone's occupation - just like the northerners are not under Soviet occupation.

            Quote: Odyssey
            Even if a socialist revolution took place in the South Caucasus, it would not need to “enter the DPRK.” There are a great many types and types of socialism.
            Yah ? And world practice has shown that in the end, all the same, they all slide down to one ... Can you give examples?

            Quote: Odyssey
            Even if you were a citizen of the South Caucasus, you could not speak on behalf of all the citizens of the South Caucasus. And since you are not Korean at all, your statement has nothing to do with reality.
            Well, it's just a pearl! I can just as well say that you are firstly not Korean, secondly not a citizen of any of the Koreas, and therefore your words have no value.

            A small correction - I very well imagine the situation both in the North and in the South. Including from personal experience, and from the experience of people I know well.
            1. Odysseus
              Odysseus 29 May 2016 17: 43
              +1
              Quote: Mikhail Matyugin
              From whom do you want to free the South Koreans?

              I don't want to free anyone from anyone. Take the trouble to re-read what you are answering. I just wrote mivmim to his proposal- "Spit on the pin ... dosov, but make peace with the North" I wrote that as a prerequisite for the implementation of his proposal, you need to conduct a national liberation revolution .For the simplest reason, now the South Caucasus cannot "spit on pin..dosov".
              Quote: Mikhail Matyugin
              They are not under anyone's occupation

              The South Caucasus is even formally under occupation. The state itself was created on the territory of the American zone of occupation, and American troops were always there.
              That is, the degree of dependence here is even greater than that of modern Maidan Ukraine, or Mexico, or Cuba before 1959, or other de facto puppet states.
              Quote: Mikhail Matyugin
              just like the northerners are not under Soviet occupation.

              belay The USSR was destroyed in 1991, now 2016. How can the DPRK be under Soviet occupation? As for the situation before 1991, the DPRK never had (after the war) Soviet military bases. In the Stalin USSR, the DPRK’s position was similar to that of the South Caucasus relative to the United States, relations in Khrushchev-Brezhnev gradually became cooler. But still (until 1985) it could be said that the DPRK was in the Soviet zone of influence.
              Quote: Mikhail Matyugin
              Yah ? And world practice has shown that in the end, all the same, they all slide down to one ... Can you give examples?

              These are elementary truths, if you please. The DPRK is a socialist state and the PRC a socialist state, but they are fundamentally different from each other. The socialism of the USSR is very different from the socialism of the DPRK, and the socialism of Yugoslavia from Soviet. Well, etc., etc. Moreover, in the framework of one country of the USSR at different historical times, there were 4 fundamentally different socialisms (Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev-Brezhnev and Gorbachev).
              And all these numerous socialisms not only do not form one single state, they in their contradictions reach direct military operations. For example, the socialist PRC fought against the socialist Vietnam.
              Quote: Mikhail Matyugin
              Well, it's just a pearl! I can just as well say that you are firstly not Korean, secondly not a citizen of any of the Koreas, and therefore your words have no value.

              Citizen, excuse me, are you out of your mind? After all, you claimed that South Koreans say a clear no to this. To this I wrote you an elementary thing - that you do not have the right to say even for one Korean, not to mention all. Of course, if I began to argue that the South Koreans want this, but the North want another, it was absolutely similar to the incredible stupid. But I didn’t write anything like that.
              PS The last time I spent time explaining things to you at level A + B = B + A. Deign to do self-education.
              1. Mikhail Matyugin
                Mikhail Matyugin 29 May 2016 23: 40
                0
                Quote: Odyssey
                The South Caucasus is even formally under occupation. The state itself was created on the territory of the American zone of occupation, and American troops were always there.

                Formally, from a legal point of view, South Korea is just a free and unoccupied country.

                And just like that, North Korea was created in the Soviet zone of occupation (together with the American zone, which was divided by the Japanese protectorate of Koryo) and Soviet troops were there until it was necessary.

                Quote: Odyssey
                in the DPRK never (after the war) there were no Soviet military bases
                Yeah. Only Soviet was everything - weapons, uniforms, ammunition, training system, etc. And of course, nothing happened ...

                Quote: Odyssey
                The DPRK is a socialist state and the PRC a socialist state, but they are fundamentally different from each other. USSR socialism is strikingly different from DPRK socialism.

                You are mistaken in the main thing - diverging in the details of ideology, all the countries you represented - relying on Marxist ideology - had, as a basic idea, the construction of a classless society and state ownership of the means of production. History has shown the utopianism and inefficiency of this type of economy.

                But China today - do you seriously consider it a socialist state? Under Mao, yes, he was.

                Quote: Odyssey
                You have no right to claim even for one Korean, not to mention all.
                I know well enough the opinion of the "southerners" to unequivocally state that 99% of the population of South Korea is categorically opposed to an alliance with the North.
        2. gladcu2
          gladcu2 28 May 2016 23: 59
          0
          Mikhail Matyugin

          Freed from the high price for such well-being. And the price is disproportionately high, it is many hours of work weeks and distrust of the future. As a result, a high suicide rate.

          There is no happiness.
      2. mivmim
        mivmim 29 May 2016 11: 01
        0
        To do this, they need to conduct a national liberation revolution

        The Germans united without any revolution, there would be a desire, yes a pin ... dos so that they would not climb with instructions.
        1. Odysseus
          Odysseus 29 May 2016 23: 29
          +1
          Quote: mivmim
          The Germans united without any revolution, there would be a desire, yes a pin ... dos so that they would not climb with instructions.

          Just in order to pin .. dos did not go along with their instructions, you need the N-O revolution. The YUK will become a subject of politics (and not its object) and will be able to send them to hell.
          Quote: mivmim
          Germans united without any revolution

          The Germans did not unite, and the GDR simply ceased to exist and joined the FRG. And just because of the revolution, it was not only nat-osw, but the bourgeois revolution in the GDR (more precisely, the counter-revolution).
          Moreover, no one asked the people and even the leadership of the GDR, Gorbachev, within the framework of agreements with the Americans, simply surrendered the Warsaw Pact countries to our "partners." The GDR leadership even tried to resist, but it was impossible to fight against the combined forces of the USSR and the United States. At the same time, the FRG was under control Americans remained under it.
          In the case of the DPRK, such a situation is impossible, unlike the GDR, they do not have an external source that would have a decisive effect on them.
          But its own "perestroika" in the DPRK may happen. However, this is unlikely.
    2. Kenneth
      Kenneth 28 May 2016 16: 35
      -2
      With savages that were checked in at Juche. They will have to be treated for many more years.
  3. Bongo
    Bongo 28 May 2016 06: 09
    +10
    Before the end of the Cold War, South Korea was completely dependent on the United States for defense.

    As if it’s not dependent now. No.
    Once again, Khramchikhin's article contains a lot of "blunders" negative The author himself sometimes does not understand what he writes. No.
    and up to the 100 of the Hyunmu-2A missiles mine based



    How does the author propose to launch this OTR converted from the obsolete Nike-Hercules missile system from a mine?
    1. Odysseus
      Odysseus 28 May 2016 06: 20
      +14
      Quote: Bongo
      The author himself sometimes does not understand what he writes.

      From a technical point of view, the article is written a little rudely.
      1. Bongo
        Bongo 28 May 2016 07: 19
        +9
        Quote: Odyssey
        Speaking a bit crudely, from a technical point of view, the article is written in

        Khramchikhin is generally inclined at times to give out "masterpieces" of technical thought. That only is "Phantom" shot down ATGM "Phalanx". wassat
    2. svp67
      svp67 28 May 2016 20: 08
      +1
      Quote: Bongo
      Once again, Khramchikhin's article is full of "blunders" The author himself sometimes does not understand what he is writing about.

      Starting from the first lines:
      For 60 years after the end of the war with North, South Korea has been constantly awaiting a new armed conflict with the DPRK army.
      Officially, the war is not over, because to this day the peace treaty that would formally end the war has not been signed.
      It is strange not to know about this EXPERT.
  4. Odysseus
    Odysseus 28 May 2016 06: 16
    +9
    The article itself was written a bit sloppy, there are a number of inaccuracies. But we can agree with the main conclusion - the SK has a first-class army, but cannot defeat the DPRK.
    A classic stalemate position took place there - the South Caucasus has technological superiority, but the presence of North Korea's nuclear weapons plus Seoul's proximity to the front line balances forces. The training of both armies is at a high level.
    Both armies are undoubtedly included in the "world ten", or rather even form, together with the armies of Israel and India, the "second four" after the United States, China, and Russia.
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 29 May 2016 00: 04
      0
      Odysseus

      In my opinion, since the idea of ​​permanent revolution (export roar) has become a thing of the past, the need for a strong army against North Korea is not so necessary. The army of South Korea is needed for sovereignty against Japan and China.
  5. Bogdarin
    Bogdarin 28 May 2016 06: 22
    -1
    All 12 destroyers of their own construction: 3 types of "Sejon Tevan" (considered the most powerful surface non-naval warships in the world)

    AAAhrenet. Where there Tikonderogam and Petram with the Glories. KOREAN destroyers, this is power))))
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 28 May 2016 07: 25
      +12
      If you did not know very powerful shipyards in Korea, they build such merchant ships that we just dreamed about and in Russia their construction is simply impossible, and you can buy the filling from the same amers.
    2. Bersaglieri
      Bersaglieri 28 May 2016 09: 46
      +8
      But nothing funny. The required destroyers are, in fact, the magnified Arleigh Burke. So among the destroyers URO - yes, the most powerful in the world at the moment
    3. Leeder
      Leeder 29 May 2016 01: 46
      +2
      Quote: Bogdarin
      All 12 destroyers of their own construction: 3 types of "Sejon Tevan" (considered the most powerful surface non-naval warships in the world)

      AAAhrenet. Where there Tikonderogam and Petram with the Glories. KOREAN destroyers, this is power))))

      Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) - South Korean multidisciplinary concern.

      The company is one of the world leaders in the production of heavy equipment and produces 17% of global ship production, 30% of global ship engine production.

      And now do not doubt their ability to build decent ships?
      In general, Koreans have so much in total that they just take a rash. They just prefer to do everything quietly, a vivid example of a car and mobile phones. 10 years ago, on Korean cars and phones, they didn’t laugh, but now the Koreans are squeezing the Japanese and Europeans, competing fiercely with China.
      1. Come on
        Come on 29 May 2016 12: 08
        -3
        What can China offer from a car and a smartphone so competitive?
      2. Mikhail Matyugin
        Mikhail Matyugin 29 May 2016 15: 19
        +2
        Quote: LeeDer
        And now do not doubt their ability to build decent ships?
        In general, Koreans have so much in total that they just take a rash.

        Leading shipyards for civilian ships IN THE WORLD - South Korea.
    4. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 30 May 2016 22: 23
      +1
      South Korea is now a world leader in shipbuilding. Super container ships, super tankers.
      In general, they almost caught up with Japan in technology. Their cars are no worse
      Japanese
  6. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 28 May 2016 06: 57
    +1
    12 destroyers of their own construction: 3 type "Sejon Tevan" (considered the most powerful surface non-naval warships in the world)

    Bezflot Ukrainian admirals, study, study and 100 more years, study !!!
  7. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 28 May 2016 07: 28
    +9
    The fact that South Korea has a very powerful and well (albeit somewhat eclectic) armed army is not surprising. The Republic of Korea has an ENEMY - the DPRK with its also very powerful and numerous army, even if equipped to a large extent with outdated weapons and equipment (except nuclear weapons). Any country that has a very real, and not hypothetical, enemy is trying to maintain its armed forces at a level capable of repelling aggression (well, or attacking ourselves - this is how it turns out), the Israeli Defense Army can be cited as a textbook example.
    Koreans - a people cut into two living parts for the sake of politics, have no chance to unite in the near future - the mentality, ideology and much, much more are different between the north and south. Southerners will never, of their own free will, abandon highly developed industry and accordingly a high standard of living (and the United States is watching over its interests on the Korean Peninsula), and the northerners follow the Juche policy and will never conspire with the revisionists.
    Neither the South Caucasus nor the DPRK can defeat each other in an open confrontation - and the politicians of both countries clearly understand this, so no war should be expected between these countries. Unless there is outside interference.
    I have the honor.
    1. Come on
      Come on 29 May 2016 12: 16
      +2
      Open the borders of the South Caucasus and see how the people of the DPRK "will not agree to an agreement with the revisionists." And Eun will remain with his generals and the party elite alone in his barn.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 30 May 2016 22: 29
      +1
      "northerners follow the Chukhche policy" ////

      Follow for the time being. Dozens of countries followed the policies of Marxism-Leninism
      Not yet sick. Ideologies stretch, seem unshakable and eternal and ... fall sharply and suddenly.
  8. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 28 May 2016 07: 36
    +3
    It is interesting that BMP3 and T80 are in good standing and this is well deserved. Themselves Koreans do not like Americans. I read that one of ours, having lived there, met with people who mistook him for an American, and directly in the person who expressed all that they think about them. Just do not get rid of the Americans. The Japanese are the worst enemies of Koreans, according to history, are also under their influence, and so far it is beneficial to America. The Japanese should untie their hands and they will show their samurai-militaristic essence.
  9. Fat
    Fat 28 May 2016 07: 41
    -1
    I really wanted to spit over my shoulder. Of course, many thanks to the author for the great info. But the "security" of South Korea is more likely to be provided by the support of the USA than by the territory's own capabilities ... And therefore ... a warm winter, an inexpensive slave. strength ... The colony is practically pure. So what are we talking about?
  10. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 28 May 2016 08: 24
    +2
    for such a small country - a powerful army ........ did not know that AN-2 was used by both sides to drop saboteurs ...... I thought only in the DPRK .....
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 28 May 2016 08: 29
      +7
      Quote: Volga Cossack
      for such a small country - a powerful army ........ did not know that AN-2 was used by both sides to drop saboteurs ...... I thought only in the DPRK .....

      This is nothing unconfirmed "fictional fiction" of the author. In the Republic of Korea, An-2 is available only in museums.

      Captured by South Korean intelligence agencies An-2 at the Military Museum in Seoul
  11. Blondy
    Blondy 28 May 2016 08: 46
    +1
    Quote: mivmim
    Would spit on a pin ... dosov, but would have made peace with the North.
    It will not work out, how will the northern rulers retain their ruling post under these conditions, or is it implied that the southern people should voluntarily go under the power of the northern rulers?
  12. Grizli-666
    Grizli-666 28 May 2016 09: 24
    +7
    Oh, again this half-educated Khramchikhin. Who wrote on August 7, 2008 that Georgia is peaceful and will not attack South Ossetia. And if there is a conflict with our army, then we will wash ourselves with blood. Why reprint this idiot?
  13. godofwar6699
    godofwar6699 28 May 2016 09: 58
    +3
    firepower of South Korea good

  14. King, just king
    King, just king 28 May 2016 14: 58
    -7
    South Koreans, b, riveted the tank and BMP, b, which they call the best in the world, b! Where does this wrong world go?
    1. King, just king
      King, just king 29 May 2016 09: 31
      -1
      I misunderstood. This is what Yu. So many Koreans on the site, offended? Or is it as usual a rotten people walk minus without explaining the reasons.
      1. godofwar6699
        godofwar6699 29 May 2016 21: 23
        -1
        Ukraine should be ashamed to speak.
  15. Kenneth
    Kenneth 28 May 2016 16: 39
    +2
    War is largely a matter of logistics. The army of the north will very quickly find itself without fuel and the supply of ammunition and bait. And deprived of mobility, she will quickly surrender or the most stubborn will move to the mountains and be finished there.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 28 May 2016 20: 05
      -1
      Quote: Kenneth
      War is largely a matter of logistics. The army of the north will very quickly find itself without fuel and the supply of ammunition and bait. And deprived of mobility, she will quickly surrender or the most stubborn will move to the mountains and be finished there.

      You think politically, dear. Do you think the PRC will allow the Kyrgyz Republic (read the USA) to approach the borders of China? Not only fuel, well, but also volunteers will be sent. It was passed. Learn the story.
      1. Kenneth
        Kenneth 28 May 2016 21: 26
        +2
        Ha. Yes, the Chinese will sit on the sidelines and thoughtfully spit on the ceiling. The Jucheists took everyone away, and the US market is much more important to China than a sick neighbor. This is the time for you to understand. And two is that the appearance of Chinese aircraft is a war with the United States and the volunteers will not help anyone, like the convoys of fuel that will be knocked out at once. Now the 21st century, children and crowds of frostbitten suicide bombers no longer steer.
        1. Yarhann
          Yarhann 29 May 2016 17: 33
          +2
          sitting on the sofa is the way it will be - only for some reason all this easily happens in the same Syria, with the lumps having only good support for fuel and lubricants and a constant influx of mercenaries doing an excellent job with the regular Syrian army until the Russian Federation started its company in this country. And even now, having large holes in logistics, ISIS is fighting well.
          And this is given the mountain and steppe landscape of Syria. And in Korea, excuse me, mountains and greenbacks and there the war will take place much more in harsh conditions as it was before, and China will help to cope with the air. Well, maybe the Russian Federation will help a little, although I think China decides everything, it's their territory of interest in the current realities.
          Just if you think a little bit with brains and not like a shkolota, it’s easy to understand that in the event of a serious defeat of the North Korean regime, China will simply send its troops there and stop and drop the South Caucasus and put its leader there if it doesn’t stupidly attach the SK to China.
          In any case, SC needs China as a buffer zone for mattress bases in the South Caucasus.
          So, the reasoning that China will sit on the sidelines in a full-scale war on its border is the student’s reasoning, and given the growth of China’s geopolitical ambitions, this can’t be a priori at the regional level - if the Chinese are saving in this conflict, then they’re but save in any other situation, but around China there are enough such places - so the sofa analyst first thinks about the issue and then we write our primitive conclusions
          1. Mavrikiy
            Mavrikiy 29 May 2016 19: 24
            +1
            Quote: Yarhann
            sitting on the sofa the way it will be - so the sofa analyst first thinks about the issue and then we write our primitive conclusions

            Who are you explaining to? There are 5 classrooms and a corridor. He does not know the Korean War, he does not understand geopolitics, and he does not see the US and China behind the modern graters. I have mastered the liberal "market", "profitable", "crowds of frostbitten suicide bombers" and all the questions are clear.
            These crowds in the Korean Amers chased like rabbits and are still being chased, give a time. As for the market, there is mutual interest, and if tomorrow China closes the supply of goods to the United States, for ideological reasons, then take a look .... The United States has not yet promoted India to replace China as a "world factory", here's the catch.
            Summary. Everything will be fine. Unlike the “couch analysts,” the Tigers understand very well that the Juche army can again run to Seoul, and this time it will not go beyond the parallel. Precisely because China is different.
            1. Mikhail Matyugin
              Mikhail Matyugin 30 May 2016 11: 37
              -2
              Quote: Mavrikiy
              The tigers understand very well the Juche army can once again run to Seoul, and this time they will not leave the parallel. Precisely because China is different.

              Kimov’s army is catastrophically unfit for modern warfare. The South Korean army is much stronger - if not for this fact, then do you think Kim would not have captured South Korea?
  16. fa2998
    fa2998 28 May 2016 21: 49
    +2
    Quote: mivmim
    Would spit on a pin ... dosov, but would have made peace with the North.

    Or maybe the North would spit on their endless hereditary Kims, communism and the Juche, and then maybe the South would pull themselves up! There is even no Pindo. The Russians have nothing to do with the southerners to live in the northern order. -And just the opposite, the eastern ones joined Germany. hi
    1. Seba
      Seba 29 May 2016 13: 48
      0
      This will be a long process because instant unification will kill the Republic of Kazakhstan (the difference in mentality and economy is too great) Yes, and the southerners are not eager to unite them more, and so everything suits them, and unification of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a bargaining chip of politicians and nationalists.
    2. Mikhail Matyugin
      Mikhail Matyugin 30 May 2016 11: 41
      -1
      Quote: fa2998
      Or maybe the North would spit on their endless hereditary Kims, communism and the Juche, and then maybe the South would pull themselves up!

      They would have spat, but North Korea is probably the most perfect totalitarian state-sect in history, and North Koreans would very much like to "spit on this Juche", but the problem is that no one will let them do it except in their thoughts.
  17. Leeder
    Leeder 29 May 2016 01: 32
    0
    Quote: gladcu2
    well-being. And the price is disproportionately high, it is many hours of work weeks and distrust of the future. As a result

    And here are many hours of weeks? What are they forcing? This is just a national mentality in relation to work.
  18. Leeder
    Leeder 29 May 2016 01: 37
    0
    60 American Red Eyes and 133 Stinger, 350 English Javelins, 406 French Mistral, 50 Russian Igla

    The variety of MANPADS is surprising; of the modern ones, it seems that only Chinese are missing.
  19. Hammer
    Hammer 29 May 2016 14: 22
    +1
    3 type "Sejon Tevan" (considered the most powerful surface non-naval warships in the world)

    smiled a little, of course) I expected a more impressive military-industrial complex from such an economically developed country, it would be more profitable to see riveting civilian products by the Korean.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 30 May 2016 22: 36
      0
      Riveting civilian products is ALWAYS more profitable, at times.
      The military market depends on the endless limitations of military budgets,
      prohibitions, embargoes, sales of bad loans ....
  20. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 29 May 2016 19: 51
    +2
    Gentlemen! Here on this English-language resource (with a translator, no one is interested ...) the famous South Korean blogger under the nickname Ambassador has been introducing the world to the military-industrial complex of the 53 million Republic of Korea for several years now and this is amazing in all areas! Restrictive agreements (including on missile range) with the states have just begun to be removed and are still ahead. Having a completely self-sufficient nuclear industry, from 2020 they begin to design and build nuclear submarines, for which they agree with the states on a purely political decision, everything else, incl. reactors, ballistic and cr. their missiles. We began the construction of six 3000 ton submarines with AIP according to 100% of our project, then only nuclear ones ... The program of the surface naval forces, which for itself and for export, is also impressive with the pace of construction. By the way, "littoral" ships for export, with powerful weapons, the states will build in Korea, an agreement has been signed. We have begun working on our own full-fledged aircraft carrier and there is no doubt that they will build it. And that's just "about the sea" - an interesting country! .. http://themess.net/forum/military-discussion Here is a resource ...
    1. iouris
      iouris 30 May 2016 01: 04
      +1
      Well then, we can hope that by at least 2050, South Korea will be theoretically ready to capture Pyongyang. Will the USA exist at this time?