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Dahlgren, VA - Republic of Korea (ROK) Brig. Gen. Park Cheol-kyun, deputy director general of the ROK Ministry of National Defense International Policy Bureau, holds an electromagnetic railgun projectile in front of the electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). ROK Minister of National Defense Han Min-Koo – who led the ROK delegation to see new and emerging technologies developed at NSWCDD – is pictured to the right of Park. NSWCDD engineers briefed the South Korean delegation on electromagnetic launchers, hypervelocity projectiles, and directed energy weapons, in addition to the command’s capabilities in complex warfare systems development and integration to incorporate electric weapons technology into existing and future fighting forces and platforms. Pictured front row, left to right, is Tom Boucher, Office of Naval Research Railgun Program manager; Moon Sanggyun, ROK Ministry of National Defense spokesperson; Park; Han; ROK Major Gen. Shin Kyungsoo, defense attaché to the United States; Rear Adm. Chung Anho, chief director for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate; Chris Johnstone, principal director for East Asia, Office of the Secretary of Defense; U.S. Army Col. John Lee, defense attaché to the Republic of Korea. Pictured back row, left to right, is Chester Petry, NSWCDD electromagnetic railgun lead systems engineer; Scott Kelley, deputy program manager for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office; Capt. Brian Durant, NSWCDD commanding officer; Jed Ryan, NSWCDD International Partnering Office lead; Ken Wallace, NSWCDD electromagnetic railgun systems engineer; Frank Dixon, NSWCDD Directed Energy and Pulsed Power Division head; and Jorge Hernandez, NSWCDD lead for the Ground Based Air Defense Directed Energy Project.


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