March 21, 2023

ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches

Official says cooperation would improve responses, after media report that two sides look to share real-time radar data

The South Korean military assessed that sharing more information with Japan on North Korean missile launches would improve ROK responses to such tests, after Japanese media reported that the two neighbors could start sharing real-time radar intelligence by the end of this year.

Citing unnamed Japanese government officials, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Sunday that Seoul and Tokyo are working on a plan to connect their missile detection systems via the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) to fill gaps in their missile detection and analysis.