South Korea Looks To Torpedo In Corvette Sinking

Military leaders in South Korea are more convinced that the attack upon one of their warships, “Cheonan” was a torpedo attack by a North Korean submarine.  The Chosun Ilbo has more.

Military officials and experts believe that if a North Korean torpedo was involved in the sinking of the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan, it was probably launched from a 325-ton Shark-class submarine. The sub ranks between a full-blown submarine and a mini-sub in terms of size.

South Korean military intelligence are reportedly focusing on the fact that one or two Shark-class submarines from a submarine base in Cape Bipagot, South Hwanghae Province are unaccounted for during the time of the Cheonan’s sinking.

Read the entire article to get a sense of where this is likely going. Whether or not it is proved, it’s one thing to prove an attack took place. It’s another to consider the follow up actions that South Korea might take, if any. Both North & South Korea are still technically in a state of war, their conflict in abeyance due to an armistice agreement.

More on the Sang-O (shark) class here here & here

In related news Iran has also agreed to buy the Sang-O class minisubs from North Korea. What could possibly go wrong there, eh?

North Korean Sang-O (Shark) Class Minisub


4 Responses to “South Korea Looks To Torpedo In Corvette Sinking”

  1. 1 SCOTT the BADGER
    April 20, 2010 at 22:21

    This is not a Good Thing. Iran will only use them for evil, which, I am sure, was part of the incentive for the NORKs to sell them.

  2. April 20, 2010 at 23:56

    Indeed. Iran, North Korea, and Syria have had a long and supportive relationship. It is a real axis of evil, and bears much more scrutiny and attention than our leadership appears to invest in it.

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