South Korea intends to deploy in the western islands helicopter raid against North Korea (graph)
Korean Army 500MD ASW Helicopter
Global Network reporter Chang reported, according to South Korean media reports, South Korean military to strengthen the “West Five Island” of combat, is considering investment in anti-submarine helicopters. It is reported that the “West Five Island” and not the helicopter, because North Korea is extremely close location, vulnerable to attack.
Korea, “Asian Daily” reported on 18 January, South Korean Defense Minister Kim said the town wide, can now think in a different way. He said: “If the North Korean special forces raid using landing craft air cushion program paekyong, see the South Korean army anti-submarine helicopters, it will not easily attack.” Jun Han official explained: “The North Korean military moves with the air-cushion landing craft, on the way can not be fired, so the helicopter for the North Korean army will form a greater threat. “
It is reported that South Korean military is first to consider the Army 500MD model anti-submarine helicopters. Previously considered the Army’s main attack helicopter AH-1S Cobra, but due to the fighting on the island, compared with medium-sized cobra, the body is more suitable for smaller 500MD. 500MD seven meters long, 2.6 meters high, can be equipped with M-134 machine gun or 70 mm rockets. Thus, 500MD can take defensive surprise attack. Currently, the South Korean Army and Marine Corps are being discussed to put 500MD.
In addition, Han is also research into unmanned helicopter program. Reported that, because the “West Five Island” and North Korea are similar, if put into the helicopter, the helicopter operator may suffer injury. To this end, consider the South Korean military in unmanned helicopters.