S. Korea Planning to Develop Unmanned Attack Helicopters to Counter Threats from N. Korea
The South Korean military is mulling over plans to develop unmanned attack helicopters to counter threats from North Korea's front-line bases.
Two options are on the table for consideration -- one, developing the unmanned choppers from scratch or two, modifying existing attack helicopters with an unmanned aviation system.
A South Korean military official says the combat helicopters would be used to destroy North Korean military outposts, including artillery and naval bases, in the event of an attack.
South Korea's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warned Pyongyang last week of a pre-emptive strike, if it were to wage a nuclear attack.
Title: (06)PM Nominee Chung Hong-won Likely to be Grilled at Confirmation Hearing Next Week
Korea's prime minister nominee Chung Hong-won is expected to be put through the mill at his confirmation hearing which will likely take place sometime next week.
Chung can expect tough questions over his drastic increase in savings in just a few years, and his son's exemption from mandatory military service.
His 35 year-old son had been deemed fit for service in 2007, but was exempted four years later due to back pain.
Chung will also face intensive questioning from opposition lawmakers, about how his bank account could swell by more than 500-million won roughly 450-thousand U.S. dollars in just two years when working as a lawyer.
President-elect Park's first prime minister nominee Kim Yong-joon voluntarily stepped down last month after his confirmation hearing exposed allegations of corruption.