Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ROKAF scrambles against KPAF jets approaching DMZ; wants WCMDs

South Korean military sources have said that the North's Korean People's Air Force (KPAF) has sharply increased flying activity to up to 50 sorties a day since mid-May, including flying close to South Korea. According to Yonhap news agency, one North Korean fighter jet approached the tactical action line (TAC) on Tuesday, prompting four South Korean jets to scramble in response. The TAC is an imaginary line that the South established about 20-50 kilometers north of its airspace as a heads up for possible provocations.

Meanwhile, the United States' Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible sale to South Korea for 367 CBU-105D/B Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser (WCMD) Sensor Fuzed Weapons and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of US$325 million.

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