PREMIUM: Vessel Transfers Epitomise South Korean Search for Bigger Role in South America
PREMIUM: Vessel transfers epitomise South Korean search for bigger role in South America
A noticeable trend in recent years is for South Korea to transfer or donate naval vessels to South American countries
The Colombian Navy has taken command of Almirante Tono, formerly the Pohang-class corvette ROKS Iksan in service with the Republic of Korea Navy.
The vessel (pictured) will arrive in Colombia in mid-November, as part of an apparent strategy by Seoul to become a major supplier of defence technology to South American …