Korea will establish joint bases in South Korea Osan Air Command (Figure)
Data Figure: Korea Air Force F-15K fighter fleet
BEIJING, Feb. 5, according to South Korea, “Chosun Ilbo” reports, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea, the Korea-US Joint Division Commander Walter – Sharp 4 said: “If the war outbreak requires immediate ability to respond to a joint Air Force, therefore, Korea and the U.S. will set up joint Osan Air Command. “
Korea and the specific reference to the 2012 transfer of wartime operational control to the South Korean military after the Air Force how to maintain cooperation between the two countries, this is the first time.
before the two countries agreed that the ROK-US Combined Forces Command was disbanded after the establishment of the two air forces of the “joint” operations center. But some analysts believe that this more relaxed mode of cooperation will greatly reduce the ability for emergency response. As a result, both sides may be more enhanced and effective cooperation mechanisms – agreed to establish a joint Air Force Command.
since December last year, Sharp has made several visits to Department of Defense, and Joint Staff Chairman Kim tae, who consult on the issue, and yesterday (4) Hotel in Seoul Korea at the “2009 Korea Federation of Association of the United States “breakfast speech, the results of public consultations – the idea of ??setting up a joint Air Force Command.
current base in Osan Air Combat Command (Air Component Command), and now is studying at around 2012 for expansion of the headquarters, set up a joint Air Force Command. Joint U.S. Air Force generals will be served. This is currently the U.S. Seventh Air Force Commander (Lieutenant) part-time air combat commander is a reason. Sharp said: “The last month has 12 F-22 fighter jets deployed in the circulation of U.S. military bases in Japan, for a period of three months, and with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier” George – Washington ‘alternative’ Kitty Hawk ‘aircraft carrier, these are Support Korean defense. “
government sources said:” In intelligence, the two sides also decided to set up ‘joint intelligence operations group’, the establishment to maintain the current level of close cooperation system. “Korea Institute for Defense Cha Doo-hyun researcher, said: “In the beginning of the war, U.S. support for a strong air force is essential, so from the Roh Moo-hyun administration began on the development of Air Force intelligence and the need for remedial measures. Sharp’s statement reflects this kinds of views. “
full-scale war on the Korea-US military response to the” joint operation plan 5027 “, Sharp said:” Korea and the U.S. now has a ‘battle plan 5027′, the two countries in 2012 have jointly developed the war plan. This plan is very important, all the plans have been prepared on the draft, so the next three years through joint training exercises in this program, if necessary, will be modified and supplemented. “