Mongolia to Get Korean Military Radios
South Korea has agreed to provide 28 sets of portable military radios to Mongolia.
Lee Jun-goo, head of the logistics department at the Ministry of National Defense, signed a memorandum of understanding with Barch Enkhjargal, chief of international cooperation at the Mongolian Defense Ministry, on the transfer of the communication equipment in Seoul, Wednesday.
“The models were manufactured in Korea in the late 1970s and the 1980s, but are fully functional,” said Kim Yoon-seok, director of the ministry’s international logistics cooperation division. “They have been used only in the reserves here, as the Korean army has replaced almost all of them with a lighter model.”
The Mongolian government requested the handover of the military radios on condition that they be used for peacekeeping operations in October 2006, when a senior South Korean defense ministry official visited the North Asian country, Kim added.
“The transfer of the military facilities will not only strengthen military ties between the two nations, but also help Korea export its defense products to Mongolia,” a defense ministry official said.
South Korea also offered military uniforms, parachutes and flack jackets to Mongolia in 1996 and 2000.