무제 문서 ::KRIMA:::21세기군사연구소-월간KDR
:::KRIMA:::::21세기군사연구소
무제 문서

공지사항

웹사이트개편작업중입니다..
 

Update News..

[사이트] 새로운메뉴가 추가됩니다
다양한 멀티미디어, 인터뷰, 리뷰, 기고문,행사안내 등의 컨텐츠가 신설된 메뉴를 통해 제공될 예정입니다.
김진욱의 눈
 백년전우 김진욱 편
 사회복무제도의 효율적 운영방안
 제5회 한-중 안보포럼
 Join Us ..

 

 



 로그인

ROK Navy’s “Operation Dawn in the Gulf of Aden”
김진욱  2011-02-04 13:20:00, 조회 : 39,105, 추천 : 1721


No more compromises with pirates

ROK Navy’s “Operation Dawn in the Gulf of Aden”


The ultimate mission of military is to save lives. Military rescues people when their lives are in peril with their specialties and professionalism, of which military deserved to be incomparably dignified.  

Last year, Republic of Korea’s Navy had a very hard time due to the sinking of the Cheonan corvette in March and the artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island in November. The two incidents damaged ROK Navy’s reputation and Navy personnel’s moral hit all time low. Rescuing the Samho Jewelry on January 21st, the success of Korean Navy’s Choenghae Unit’s operation in the coast of Somalia, code-named “Operation Dawn in the Gulf of Aden”, brought public acclaim to ROK Navy.

Including the Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008 that killed more than 170 people, it is clear indication of global nature of terrorists’ activities. ROK Navy’s operation in the Gulf of Aden deserves attention because it rescued all of the kidnapped sailors. Unfortunately, of the South Korean captain suffered with abdominal gunshot wounds when shot by a pirate during the operation, all 21 sailors of Samho Jewelry were safely rescued and there was no damage to ROK Navy. Eight pirates were shot dead and ROK Navy captured five others alive.

What are the factors behind this successful operation? They are quite deeply related to the professionalism of the military in a democratic system. There are three factors: the right decision and leadership of commanders including the President, sophisticated weapon systems and tactics, and lastly cooperating with people. They should be well harmonized in a deadly situation so that an operation could be a success one. “Operation Dawn in the Gulf of Aden” showed the perfect synergy of the three factors.

First factor is the prompt and right decision and leadership of commanders. The Choenghae Unit belongs to the Combined Task Force (CTF)-151 of Combined Forces Maritime Component (CFMCC) under the fifth fleet command of the United States. It means that the Choenghae Unit is supposed to play joint operation as a member of the CTF. At the same time, the Choenghae Unit carries an operation itself with the United States’ air support when it escorts any ROK ship. According to the Joint Chief of Staff, ROK received intelligence from the U.S that a mother ship of pirates was coming towards the Samho Jewelry to assist the loot. It would cause more difficulty in carrying out operation when the mother ship and pirates join forces in 24 hours, so ROK’s CFC, Ministry of National Defense and the President finally decided to go-ahead with the operation.

In addition, the cooperation between the U.S aircraft patrol and ROK Lynx helicopter become a shining example of multinational operation. The U.S P-3C helped ROK to aim the target to shoot and embarked UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) soldiers on the Samho Jewelry safely. Along with ROK-U.S cooperation in intelligence, ROK was able to make quick and right decisions that resulted in ROK Navy’s successful operation.

Second factor is use of sophisticated weapon systems and tactics. It was “Kaishot”, the video transmission equipment, attached to UDT soldiers’ helmet that showed what happened in Samho Jewelry when UDT soldiers struck pirates. Kaishot was made by ROK Company and distributed to soldiers dispatched in Afghanistan and Somalia. In the underground bunker of the Ministry of National Defense of ROK, the brains of the armed forces were able to see the zone of operation precisely and find the right time for command. Same technology also assisted the U.S Central Command located in Florida, that they were able to control the operation occurred in Afghanistan. Kaishot was also attached to Lynx helicopter and guns. The video flowed from Samho Jewelry and the destroyer Choi Young and finally got to ROK.

In addition, the upgraded K-1 rifle helped soldiers to shoot the target. K-1 rifle is a typical and ordinary rifle used in military forces. However, K-1 distributed to Cheonghae Unit was specially upgraded with the rail system, dot sight and laser targeting system. On moving helicopter, it is very difficult to aim and shoot the target. However the Choenghae Unit’s soldiers had the most efficient weapon system as far as they could have.

Finally, military-civilian cooperation made the operation successful. The Ministry of National Defense of ROK released the information of the rescue operation for the Samho Jewelry to Korean news reporters on the 18th of January. At the same time, MND requested them the embargo until formal presentation from MND. Reporters abided the embargo proactively until 21st of January when Joint Chiefs of Staff held the official press conference. So far, ROK military experienced several bad cases when it carried out a secret operation to capture North Korean spies. Some media reported know-how of ROK army’s operations to the public thus unintentionally assisted North Korean spies to formulate escape routes by using their information. In other words, Disguising the right of people to know, some journalists only dreamed of their own scooping. However, the press corps cooperated with the ROK military for the benefit of hostages and national interest at this time. It was a major role in the success of the mission.

Eventually Korean Navy Cheonghae Unit carried out the operation successfully and all 21 crews were rescued safely. After Yeonpyeong Island incident, many people said that the government should protect and put priority on public safety. The ROK military responded positively this time to show their strong will to annihilate the enemies.


Kim Jinwoog
Research Scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University
President from Korea Research Institute of Military Affairs



  추천하기   목록보기

번호 제목 작성자 작성일   추천 조회
381  [동영상] 국군방송 인물다큐 : 평화를 위한 무한도전-김진욱    military 2008/01/31 9585 96381
380  나이 들어 공부 좀 해보려고 합니다. - Who is Kim Jinwoog?    김진욱 2009/01/11 2328 83275
 ROK Navy’s “Operation Dawn in the Gulf of Aden”    김진욱 2011/02/04 1721 39105
378  Distorted Security Value in Korean Peninsula    김진욱 2009/02/01 2498 31317
377    [Urantia] Korean Urantia Association Report written by UAI Membership chair.    military 2009/02/11 2242 26061
376  [Urantia] A Personal Story from a Korean Reader /written by KIM    military 2009/02/11 2306 25755
375  사모님들의 행차...    김진욱 2009/05/23 2494 25270
374  합동성 관련 MOU 협약 인사말 (답사)    김진욱 2009/03/13 2250 25067
373  Sun Tzu and IR Theories    김진욱 2009/02/03 2324 25040
372  제6회 한중안보포럼과 관련하여...    김진욱 2008/11/03 2385 24802
371  美國式의 合理와 美國式 無智    김진욱 2008/11/14 2212 24530
370  군사세계 창간 15주년 인사말    김진욱 2009/03/25 2057 24352
369  왜곡된 안보가치    김진욱 2009/02/08 2203 24349
368  The Future of Six-Party Talks (by Kim Jin-Wook)    김진욱 2009/04/25 2256 24019
367   북한핵, 군사제재 부르는가!     2006/10/07 2304 23974
366  謹 賀 新 年    김진욱 2008/12/20 2940 23718
365  국군방송 국방초대석 인터뷰 - 연평해전    김진욱 2009/06/29 2068 23364
364  건군 60주년에 즈음하여...    김진욱 2008/09/30 2319 23286
363  누가 북한을 핵보유국으로 만들었나?    김진욱 2009/05/25 2211 23266
362  노무현 대통령의 죽음 (김재엽)  [1]  김진욱 2009/05/24 2084 22925
361  삼성탈레스에서 개발한 차세대 포병 관측장비 “TAS-1”  [1]   2007/07/03 2259 22790
360  '박경철의 공감 80분' - 키워드 "비주류"    김진욱 2009/08/16 2376 22742
359  나마스떼 인디아...    김진욱 2009/08/14 2326 22560
358  일본 세계정경조사회 초청 강의내용 (9월 7일)     2007/10/25 2390 22307
357  신개념기술시범(ACTD) 적용분야 정립 및 실용성 평가 연구     2007/12/12 2190 22053
356  장수들이여! 정치 잔기술을 배우지 말고 宇宙自然의 哲理를 배우라.     2007/12/05 2196 21658
355  전투 모의실험 시나리오 표준화 연구...     2008/01/10 2344 21453
354  제야의 종소리를 들으며...     2008/01/01 2532 21298
353  야구 전두환의 승리다.    김진욱 2008/08/22 2367 21245
352  단상 - 시공의 우주에서 최상신이 극복해야할 내부적 도전과 외부적 도전     2007/12/05 2314 21223

    목록보기   다음페이지 1 [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]..[13]   [다음 10개]
       

Copyright 1999-2021 Zeroboard / skin by zero



무제 문서


21세기 군사연구소 / 월간 군사세계 KDR
Korea Research Institute of Military Affairs / Korea Defense Review
Copyright (C) 1995~2013 All Rights Reserved T : 842-3105~7 / F : 842-3108 / Contact Us