August 29, 2016 09:52
South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to share information about submarines in North Korean waters after the North successfully launched a ballistic missile from a submarine last week.
A meeting of Navy brass from the two sides "discussed ways to analyze and share information about the maritime environment in the sphere of operations in waters around the Korean Peninsula," a military source said on Sunday.
The two sides will share information like underwater topography, water temperatures and sea currents.
The U.S. collects information from nuclear-powered attack submarines but wants to keep some of their operations secret.
They have been secretly tracking the North's SLBM subs from international waters near the North's submarine base in Sinpo but has not yet shared this information with the South Korean military.
"The operational cooperation is also necessary to prevent accidental clashes between South Korean and U.S. subs," the source added.
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