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  • jackdaniels
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    • September 18, 2009, 02:00:00 pm
Dummy anti-aircraft guns used to defend Seoul.
« on: May 20, 2011, 06:51:32 pm »
Now this really spooks me.

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The skies over the Blue House were left wide open to enemy attack until recently, although North Korea didnít know it.

Neither did Seoul.

According to the police, many of the 35-milimeter anti-air artillery guns protecting the presidential compound and other parts of the Seoul metropolitan areas were dummies.

Yesterday, the police booked a Korean contractor who went to extraordinary lengths to sell the sham armaments to the Ministry of National Defense.

The police said the businessman, identified as a 52-year-old surnamed Ahn, ran a small manufacturing unit that made the main bodies of 79 anti-aircraft guns, which he sold to the Defense Ministry by saying they were from a major military manufacturer in Switzerland. The ministry paid the company 4.88 billion won ($4.5 million) for purchases between 1998 and 2004, the police said.

To fool the ministry, Ahn shipped the fake guns to the United States and Hong Kong and then boomeranged them back to Korea, labeling them as imports from Switzerland, the police said.

Under military procurement guidelines, the ministry is supposed to import anti-aircraft guns for the metropolitan area from a Swiss company.

A total of 72 anti-aircraft guns are installed in Seoul and Gyeonggi to guard against low-flying planes from North Korea.

After discovering the sham, police tested the guns and found they didnít fire properly.

A Defense Ministry spokesman told the Korea JoongAng Daily that not all the anti-aircraft guns were shams, though he didnít break down the numbers.

ďEvery problematic product has been replaced,Ē he said.

The revelation comes after bribery cases involving military procurement were disclosed to the public. On Wednesday, several Air Force officials were charged with receiving bribes over a number of years.

The police did not say whether Ahnís case involved any bribes.

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Re: Dummy anti-aircraft guns used to defend Seoul.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 06:56:10 pm »
They had them for that long and it didnt cross their mind's to test them?  How many other piecies of faulty equipment designed to defend south korea is there.  And also how many other pieces of equipment does sk have that they never practice using
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