US-South Korean imports in the SM-2 missiles, Harpoon 3 found defective, etc.
Data for: the South Korean navy ships fired anti-aircraft missiles
newspaper freelance writer Qin Jia
legitimate imminent new round of Korea-US joint military exercises when the South Korean navy has heard the discord within the notes. According to the U.S. Associated Press October 15 reported that, as in the previous test the accuracy is poor, the South Korean Navy decided on three kinds of missiles purchased from foreign countries for quality investigation. Both of these missiles in the defense by the U.S. manufacturers, and large-scale equipment to the U.S. allies in Asia. Currently, it is unclear the three kinds of “defective” if the missile will be used for the recent exercise.
It is reported that the missile issue has caused the quality of the ruling Grand National Party of South Korea’s attention, the party legislators Yucheng Min said, he is leading the drafting of a report by the South Korean Navy to pay Congress to guide the investigation.
according to news released by the military, these three are the U.S. Raytheon Missile “Standard 2″ air defense missile, Boeing’s “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles, and European missile Group (MBDA) The “large sea gull” light anti-ship missiles. In July 2008 to July 2010 between 23 shooting, the three hits total less than 80% accuracy. Among them, the “standard 2″ has been test-fired nine times, three times without hitting the target; “large sea gull” test 12 times, failed 1; “Harpoon” test 2 times, failed 1 times.
military admitted that the “standard 2″ failed due to poor operator technique, and missile parts defects, and plans to conduct a thorough investigation with the model inventory of 130 missiles. “Harpoon” and “large sea gull” launch failure lies components fail. Yucheng Min’s survey, “large sea gull” missile off the top of a connection with design defects, more than 90 pieces of the type of missiles has been forced to replace parts. To this end, the South Korean Navy requested the European missile group compensation billion Korean Won (about $ 880,000), but was refused on the grounds that 1-year warranty period has expired. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration Committee had requested the commercial arbitration to resolve the dispute. Similarly, the “Harpoon” missiles, there are some similarities in wing failure.
South Korean Navy in mind that this problem also reminded the U.S. Navy. A joint investigation team composed of personnel from the Korea-US plans before the end of the year 10 “Harpoon” missiles to be checked. South Korean navy spokesman said, “money spent on the introduction of these missiles, they thought the shooting accuracy to nearly 100% and we will issue a thorough investigation and find out the responsibility.”
quality Korean missile exposure , and dominated by non-proliferation exercise ended almost simultaneously. According to the Korea Broadcasting Corporation 14, 2007, two days of the date of maritime interdiction exercise in the waters near Busan, South Korea withdraw troops, this is the first time, led by South Korea’s non-proliferation exercise. From Korea, Japan, the United States, Australia and four countries, 10 ships and several helicopters in the seas between Korea and Japan, for the simulation of the “ships carrying contraband” in the search, interception and boarding.