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Seoul to develop stealth infiltration boats: source

South Korea is pushing to develop infiltration 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)