S.Korean army to create special operation aviation unit to infiltrate into DPRK

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/10/12 15:01:46

South Korea's special warfare command is seeking to create an aviation unit to send commandos into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in times of military conflicts, local media reports showed on Wednesday.

The command is seeking to create a special operation aviation unit to make it possible for special forces to infiltrate into the DPRK in times of contingency by securing its own aviation assets.

The plan is based on a report submitted by the special warfare command to the National Assembly's national defense committee. Lawmakers have been inspecting government offices for its regular session.

The special unit creation reportedly aims to allow the special warfare command to secure its own capability of dispatching commandos through its aviation assets without support from US Forces Korea (USFK) or South Korean army's aviation operation command.

The command is also pushing to create a special operation unit to carry out a strategically special mission.

What the special mission is hasn't been known, but it was estimated by local news organizations that the mission is to eliminate the DPRK's leadership and major nuclear facilities in the event of military conflicts.

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