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S. Korea to develop stealth infiltration boats: source

South Korea is pushing to developinfiltration boats equipped with stealth functions as part of efforts to increase its maritime combat ability, a military source said Saturday.

"(The military) is pushing to develop stealth function-equipped special infiltration boats and other supporting craft with the nation's own technologies by spending about 900 billion won ($777.2 million)," the source said on condition of anonymity.

Under the project, the military will build about 20-30 special infiltration boats and 5-6 supporting craft designed to carry troops and travel along shorelines during military operations.

Earlier, the government set aside 3.3 billion won for next year to design such infiltration boats. (Yonhap News)
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