On October 12, 2023, the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy hosted a roundtable discussion with Mr. Robert Hein, N5 of the US Pacific Fleet, and the delegation from the Center for Naval Analyses. VADM (Ret.) Tae-ho Won, Dr. Kil Joo Ban of Ilmin International Relations Institute and Dr. Il Choi were also present at the meeting.
The roundtable discussed the potential utility of the Link-16 system in ROK-US joint operations, ROK-US-Japan trilateral security cooperation, and the trend of and responses against North Korean submarine development
The Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy and the Center for Naval Analyses agreed to resume regular exchanges and cooperation that had been paused during the pandemic.