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Trump says South Korea will pay more for US military protection
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Within days of multiple North Korean
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, U.S. President Donald Trump has said “talks have begun” for South Korea to pay the U.S. more for its defense.

In a pair of posts to Twitter Wednesday morning, Trump argued the U.S. pays too much to cover the Pacific ally’s defense costs. He said Seoul pays the U.S. $990 million and it should pay "substantially more money to the United States.”

“Talks have begun to further increase payments to the United States,” Trump wrote. “South Korea is a very wealthy nation that now feels an obligation to contribute to the military defense provided by the United States of America. The relationship between the two countries is a very good one!”

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the cost-sharing talks had not officially started. But it said that U.S. and South Korean officials during Trump national security adviser John Bolton’s visit to Seoul last month agreed that the upcoming negotiations should proceed in a “rational and fair direction.”

Trump’s comments come as Kim Jong Un’s regime in North Korea has been test-firing missiles it says are a warning over U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

Also, a stopgap agreement for South Korea to increase its payments from $850 million in 2018 to $924 million in 2019 is set to expire in December, according to an analysis by the Congressional Research Service.

Trump’s financial demands have triggered worries in South Korea that he might withdraw some of the 28,500 U.S. troops.

In addition to the presence of U.S. troops, South Korea is included under the U.S. “nuclear umbrella,” and traditionally has paid for about 50 percent, or more than $800 million annually, of the total non-personnel costs of the U.S. troop presence in South Korea, according to an analysis by the Congressional Research Service.

After several years of close coordination, notably on North Korea, collaboration between Washington and Seoul became more inconsistent and unpredictable under the administrations of Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in, according to the analysts. Moon, a progressive, was elected in May 2017 after a decade of conservative rule in South Korea.
 

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ROK Navy to get Aircraft Carrier, Arsenal Ship as part of Ambitious 5-year defense plan

South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) unveiled on August 14 an ambitious mid-term defense plan for 2020-2024. In addition to known projects (KDX III Batch II and KSS III Batch II) the plan calls for the design of two new naval projects for the ROK Navy: An LPX-II aircraft carrier and an arsenal ship.
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ROK Navy to get Aircraft Carrier, Arsenal Ship as part of Ambitious 5-year defense plan


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Nice, that's the fun thing about parity, if your obnoxious neighbor build one?? you should build two! HEH! HEH! HEH!

That's why folks get all "squidly" when you mention missile defense systems or aircraft carriers??
 
ROK Navy to get Aircraft Carrier, Arsenal Ship as part of Ambitious 5-year defense plan


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how you doing NavyReco? you found a cool fanart
ROK Navy Arsenal Ship

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ワイは好きよこういうの。
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I like Wai.
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hope you'll hear something official though
 

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@Jura yeah well a slightly more reliable source (than some dude on twitter) already told me that the arsenal ship could actually be based on one of their amphibs...

Which would make A LOT more sense alread than using the KDX II hull form
 
@Jura yeah well a slightly more reliable source (than some dude on twitter) already told me that the arsenal ship could actually be based on one of their amphibs...

Which would make A LOT more sense alread than using the KDX II hull form
OK NavyReco keep me posted, LOL

I'm curious what (number of tubes-to-full displacement) ratio would be of an arsenal ship

The Main-Armament Level Of Warships Entering Service https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/the-main-armament-level-of-warships-entering-service.t8175/
the square represents 1.0 k-displacing Project 21631 (so called Buyan-M with eight so called Kalibrs: if you want to nitpick or don't know what I talk about, please skip reading this); 8 tubes in total

the circle symbol represents 2.5 k-displacing Project 20385 (8 Kalibrs, 16 cells of so called Redut: again, don't nitpick!); 24 tubes in total

the upward-pointing triangle symbol represents 3.6 k-displacing Incheon-II (8 Korean AShMs, 16 cells Korean VLS); 24 tubes in total

the downward-pointing triangle symbol represents 4.0 k-displacing Project 11356 (8 Kalibrs, 24 cells of so called Shtil: again, don't nitpick!); 32 tubes in total

the diamond symbol represents 4.1 k-displacing Type 054A (32 cells VLS; 8xC-803); 40 tubes in total

the left-pointing triangle symbol represents 5.4 k-displacing Project 22350 (16 Kalibrs, 32 cells of Redut: don't start nitpicking here); 48 tubes in total

the right-pointing triangle symbol represents 5.5 k-displacing KDX-II (32 cells of Mk 41 VLS, 32 cells of Korean VLS, 8 Korean AShMs); 72 tubes in total

the hexagon symbol represents 7.5 k-displacing Type 052D (64 cells VLS); 64 tubes in total

the star symbols represents 11.0 k-displacing KDX-III (80 cells of Mk 41 VLS, 32 cells of Korean VLS, 16 Korean AShMs); 144 tubes in total

and finally, the pentagon (sorry! LOL) symbol represents 12 k-displacing Type 055 with 112 cells VLS, 112 tubes in total


as you can see below, these ships MORE OR LESS follow the trend of ten tubes per one thousand metric tons of full displacement; they're WARSHIPS
 
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South Korea requests Mk 54 torpedoes for its future P-8A MPAs

The US State Department on August 27 green lighted a possible Foreign Military Sale to South Korea for Mk 54 lightweight torpedoes for an estimated cost of US$ 72 million.

South Korea plans to deploy the Mk 54 lightweight torpedoes on its fleet of P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The country’s P-8A procurement project was cleared by the US Department of State in Sept. 2018. The package for six aircraft and a range of mission systems, support and training is valued at $2.1 billion, then said the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. South Korea currently operates a fleet of 16 P-3C MPAs.
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