Japanese fleet commander, said South Korea should join the Navy submarine force response to the surrounding
future of the South Korean navy will be equipped with up to 9 214 AIP submarines
LONDON March 25 news: U.S. Naval War College,” Naval War College Review “in the spring issue of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force recently published joint Admiral Yoji Koda will be the article, said in view of Russia, China, Japan and other countries and regions close to the submarine force growing stronger and stronger, so South Korea should improve its quality and quantity of submarine warfare capability. Moreover, the article also pointed out that although South Korea’s growing blue-water naval capabilities, but in view of the conflict facing the two Koreas remain, close to China and Russia increasingly powerful tough strategic environment, the future of the sea between Korea and Japan will be in force more than areas to deepen cooperation.
the development of anti-submarine warfare force South Korea to protect U.S. aircraft carrier battle group
article said that in view of recent years, North and South Korea fight a conventional, full-scale war has the military capability decrease, so the South Korean navy emphasis on building blue-water navy’s move is understandable. However, there is North Korea still has some smaller scale, but still launched on the Korean Peninsula, threatening coastal areas of action. Taking into account the remaining inter-Korean confrontation, combined with China, Russia and Japan and other powers to create the tension surrounding the political and strategic environment remains unchanged no, in this case, South Korea must focus on its anti-submarine warfare capability.
article points out that, in assessing the ability of South Korean anti-submarine warfare, it must take into account the strategic, tactical and geopolitical these three factors. First, the current South Korean Navy anti-submarine assets – including 3-type 12 destroyers, 24 “Lynx” helicopters and eight P-3C aircraft – far enough; Second, the Asia-Pacific region’s unique geography and the formation of ocean a complex and difficult anti-submarine environment, and this environment requires special attention; neighboring countries and regions – China, Russia, Taiwan and Japan – and in the Asia Pacific area in the U.S. Navy deployed submarines. In this environment, the South Korean navy also needs to improve its quality and quantity of submarine warfare capability.
Needless to say, reliable tactical anti-submarine warfare capabilities – search, detection, tracking, recognition and attack and attack analysis – in terms of South Korea is very important. In fact, anti-submarine warfare capabilities are insufficient Korea prerequisite for joint action – the Korean Peninsula once the conflict or the Pacific Northwest, South Korea and the United States Navy aircraft carrier battle group is bound to joint operations. For the Korean fleet is concerned, at any time, any conflict in the Korean peninsula or the Pacific Northwest waters, from a variety of threats to protect U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups – especially the submarines – will become its most important task. In this respect, anti-submarine warfare, especially the underwater monitoring and powerful tactical ability of the South Korean Navy in terms of significance.
article points out that although the South Korean Navy’s submarine force has a strong, 209-type submarines from the 9 and 7 (and eventually will reach 9) 214-type submarines pose. However, the South Korean Navy’s goal of strategic and operational concepts are not clear, at least from the eyes of some foreign experts to look like this. In other words, the South Korean submarine force, other experts will issue such a question: Korean submarine force is strong for who built it? South Korea also intends to use its submarine force to achieve their own goals. Moreover, there is an important tactical questions to be answered: Korean submarine force is the main task of anti-submarine warfare or anti-surface ship?
article said that if the answer to this question is the anti-submarine warfare, then the composition of the current South Korean naval fleet is quite uneven. In the South Korean Navy fleet, compared with other anti-submarine assets, such as destroyers, maritime patrol helicopters and anti-surface ship assets, the proportion of heavier. South Korea’s submarine force is fast building, it has built a number of submarines, but other types of platforms have not yet seen. However, South Korean submarine force’s main task is anti-surface ship. As a like to understand, because the South Korean Navy’s most important historical task is to fight against small surface vessels in South Korea North Korea launched a secret operation in coastal areas. However, the submarine was not very suitable for the type of surface warships to fight the anti-war.
article pointed out that if the Korean peninsula itself seriously geopolitical characteristics of geography, and determined to be required for the Korea-US alliance partners can be fully trusted, then it may be necessary to strengthen and improve the overall anti-submarine warfare capabilities, in particular, to achieve the best underwater situational awareness. The article said that if those who dare to explore the South Korean Navy plans to conventional submarines in the waters around the Korean peninsula, the strategic significance, and overall consideration of the limitations of diesel-electric submarines, then they will be strategic for future maritime operations and lay a good foundation. There are indications that some answers will appear in the near future.
Korea-Japan joint military operations between the two countries need to develop plans
article said, mine warfare force in terms of the South Korean navy is also very important. The South Korean Navy mine warfare capability is limited, but once the Korean peninsula conflict, mine warfare, mine warfare, especially defection, things will become South Korea’s key coastal defenses. In addition, to ensure the stability of Tsushima Strait sea lines of communication are very important, most of the Korean Peninsula, military logistical needs required by this will be South Korea’s southern island of Kyushu in Japan to connect strait transport. Therefore, the ROK-US team in terms of combat capability, the safety of navigation on the Tsushima Strait is extremely important. Korea Strait, the fleet should at least make clear the mine threat to the Western Corridor, the eastern channel of the threat of mines may be cleared by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.
However, in fact, between the Government of Japan and South Korea did not sign any one country in conflict to take joint military action during the relevant agreement. Japan and South Korea plan joint action between the two countries is indeed a lack of Asia-Pacific region – particularly on the Korean Peninsula – the most serious security problems exist in one. Of course, this is not a purely military problem, in order to solve this problem, Japanese and Korean government needs to make the appropriate political resolution.
However, once the Korean peninsula conflict exists between the two governments in addition to political issues, the Tsushima Strait will become a strategically important sea lines of communication. In this case, if the sound development of bilateral policy schedule, then the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force is responsible for the Tsushima Strait on the eastern channel – from Tsushima Island to Kyushu in Japan between the side of the channel. Similarly, the South Korean Navy is responsible for Western Corridor – which is located in the Falklands to South Korea between the Korean Peninsula side of the channel. However, the current strength of South Korea’s mine warfare seems not enough to accomplish this task.
Finally, the article pointed out that the South Korean navy has been facing problems and challenges to fully understand the future of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will be with and deepen cooperation in various fields. Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and South Korean navy must recognize that conflict on the Korean peninsula to Japan will be affected, and in the conflict will spread to Japan, South Korea. No matter what country Japan and South Korea clashed as the two allies of the United States will react. In this case, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force and South Korean Navy is best able to achieve mutual cooperation, coordination, and fully respect the status of the two naval forces, capabilities and limitations.
Conversely, inadequate cooperation not only convinces the enemy will take advantage of the crisis, as well as fisherman may make third-party benefit. In the worst case, it may be detrimental to the interests of Japan and Korea, and even damage to U.S. interests. There is no doubt the South Korean Navy’s blue water capability is stronger, more conscious of their will to move closer to the Japanese archipelago. If this is the case, the geographical and geopolitical South Korean navy will naturally strengthen its relationship with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. The same applies to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. These two powerful regional maritime power, for the common good, destined to embark on the path of cooperation. (Spring)