A newly established South Korean army brigade known as the “decapitation unit” has been allocated 340 million won ($310,000) to purchase equipment such as drones and grenade machine guns.
On Wednesday, the country’s Ministry of National Defense announced the budget for the unit, intended to eliminate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The figure was a small fraction of the 42.2 trillion won (nearly $40 billion) budget the ministry was awarded for 2018, but officials said the budget for the unit will increase in the future.
“The money will be spent on purchasing equipment for the special forces,” a defense official said, quoted in The Korea Herald. “The equipment includes suicide drones, surveillance drones and grenade machine guns.”