Korean Defense Ministry ruled out the direct agent purchased weapons arms
2 20 March, South Korea Yongsan U.S. military base in South Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Sheila in (front row) and USFK Commander (front left), Sharp and the ROK-US official photo. Xinhua News Agency/Niuxi Si News Service
According to Taiwan media reports, South Korean Defense Ministry plans to purchase weapons abroad, will be excluded from arms dealers, direct purchase from the Government, in order to save unnecessary rebate.
reported that South Korean Defense Minister Kim tae 31 in the National Defense Research Institute at the “2010 business plan report”, the report to President Lee Myung-bak of the main contents include improving the weapons procurement system, strengthening education and training, re-deployment of military facilities and other Department of Defense business promotion plan for next year.
Kim tae said the Defense Department proposed a number of policy options, prevent the procurement of weapons to arms dealers rebate practices.
this end, the South Korean Defense Ministry plans to present business procurement and direct procurement of intergovernmental (FMS), a substantial adjustment in the ratio 65:35, in order to reduce the possibility of the arms dealers involved in the higher business purchasing. Currently in Korea, more than 590 up to arms manufacturers agent.
South Korean Defense Ministry also plans to develop the program in January next year, integrated defense business office or absorption of the Office of the weapons procurement system and other policies.