Sunday, October 7, 2007

S. Korea to Attend Thai Defense Exhibition

A group of South Korean arms procurement officials left for Thailand Tuesday to attend an international defense exhibition in the Southeast Asian nation, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said.

The delegation led by Kim Jong-min, vice head of DAPA, will attend the Defense Security 2007 exhibition to be held in Bangkok Oct. 7-10, it said in a press release.

The delegation will meet with senior Thai military officials to discuss ways of promoting cooperation in the defense industry, it said.

About 300 defense manufacturers from 30 nations, including 15 South Korean firms, will participate in the biennial exhibition, the third of its kind, it said.

Participating South Korean firms include Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Samsung Thales, Doosan Infracore, Rotem, LIG with advanced frigates and LIG Nex1, the agency said.

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