Seoul on September 1, South Korea’s defense budget for 2021 is expected to reach 52.9174 trillion won, a year-on-year increase of 5.5%; among them, the increase in the budget of “combat power operating expenses” has reached a new high in nearly 10 years. < / P > < p > South Korea’s defense ministry announced the 2021 defense budget to be submitted to the National Congress on the 1st. In recent years, South Korea’s defense budget has continued to rise: in 2018, the defense budget was 43.1581 trillion won; in 2019, the defense budget was 46.7 trillion won, the highest since 2008; in 2020, the defense budget reached 50.15 trillion won. < / P > < p > next year, South Korea’s defense budget is expected to increase to 52.9174 trillion won. South Korea’s defense ministry said in a statement that the budget will focus on enhancing comprehensive security capabilities to deal with security threats from various fields, as well as non-traditional security challenges such as infectious diseases and infectious diseases. < / P > < p > South Korea plans to substantially increase its “combat capability operation cost”. Next year, the budget scale is about 35.84 trillion won, a year-on-year increase of 7.1%, a new high in nearly 10 years; the budget scale for “defense capability improvement cost” is about 17.07 trillion won, a year-on-year increase of 2.4%. South Korea’s Ministry of Defense said it plans to allocate 14.57 trillion won to purchase necessary military equipment and other assets next year to deal with the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, and to ensure that it has the ability to recover wartime operational command from the US military. At the same time, it plans to arrange nearly 400 billion won to introduce advanced surveillance equipment and other facilities to strengthen the security of military bases and coastal areas . < / P > < p > in addition, the ROK army will strengthen its R & D capability. Next year, the R & D budget for cutting-edge defense technology is planned to be 4.25 trillion won, an increase of 8.5% over the same period last year. < / P > < p > in August, South Korea announced its national defense plan for 2021-2025, announcing that the total military expenditure in the next five years will reach 300.7 trillion won, and the average annual growth rate of national defense budget is expected to reach 6.1%; it will focus on strengthening its reconnaissance capability, missile detection and interception capability on the Korean Peninsula.