It’s been a discussion in the defense community for decades: when to transfer wartime Operational Control Authority, or OPCON, of South Korean troops from the United States to the Republic of Korea, or ROK.
Justifying that transfer would require the Republic of Korea to show it is ready and able to deter threats through a modernized military and interoperability with allies. Raytheon Technologies, with its broad portfolio of aerospace and defense technology, is poised to help the ROK demonstrate that readiness.
“In terms of delivering on interoperability, ROK’s defense decision-makers often look to U.S. manufacturers for these capabilities,” said Tony Chun, senior business development manager for mission systems with Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business. “With the technology and products readily available, we work together with the Korean military community to help shape the requirements of interoperable solutions that will deliver on the mission at hand.”