'Police commandos stand guard in front of the departures terminal near parked armored vehicle at Incheon International Airport , Nov. 7 '
'On Nov. 11 and 12, the two days of the G-20 Summit, some roads around Coex in Seoul’s Samseong neighborhood, the main summit venue, will be subject to traffic regulation. The public transport system will change significantly.
Assemblies and demonstrations will be totally banned in the Coex area starting on Nov. 8. The ban applies to an area designated as a G-20 body guarding and safety zone, which stretches from 1.1 to 2.2km outwards from Coex and includes Cheongdam Bridge, parts of the Han River itself, the Jamsil Olympic Complex, Cheongdam neighborhood and Samseong neighborhood. From this day, unstaffed mailboxes at principal subway stations such as City Hall and Chungmuro will also be completely closed.
The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) has raised the air security level at Incheon, Gimpo, Gimhae, Cheongju and Jeju airports, at which key figures will arrive, from their original “alert” to “red”. This is the first time MLTM has ever announced a “red” air security level, the highest among five.'
Korea Times, Nov. 8, 2010
'An armored vehicle of Korean police’s special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team is deployed in front of Coex in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, the venue for the Nov. 11-12 G20 summit, Monday. The military and police have boosted their security efforts to thwart any terrorist attempts during the world leaders’ gathering. / Korea Times'
'ROK Air Force’s mainstay KF-16'
KF-16s to escort visiting heads of state
By Jung Sung-ki
The South Korean military has been placed on the highest alert ahead of the G20 Seoul Summit later this week, bolstering its surveillance activities against any possible North Korean provocation.
The Air Force and Navy are ready to support the transport of foreign leaders near key airports, with KF-16 fighter jets expected to escort the planes of the world leaders.
A total of 43 planes carrying foreign leaders will arrive at Incheon International Airport, Kimpo Airport and Seongnam Airport, according to the G20 summit organizers.
Other fighter jets are to be on standby on the ground to conduct surveillance operations should any sign of a terrorist attempt be detected, Air Force officials said.
Ground-to-air missile defense units are also being readied to shoot down enemy targets.
When a VIP vehicle is on the road, the traffic on adjacent routes will be stopped, while armed helicopters hover overhead and gunships will patrol the Han River.
The joint surveillance by the South Korean and U.S. militaries of North Korea has been raised, while troops are on the highest alert over possible North Korea provocation near land and sea borders, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
Military forces will also be deployed to airports, venues and main roads for the summit, subway stations and other public facilities in the planned three-fold defense lines, the JCS said.
About 60,000 police and troops will be mobilized as security support for the summit slated for Nov. 11 and 12.
“The G20 summit is a very important event like the 2002 World Cup games,” a JCS officer said. “But we remember that a deadly gun battle occurred in western waters off the Northern Limit Line (NLL) during the World Cup. We should not have a repeat of that kind of tragedy.”
The military is preparing for eight scenarios of North Korean provocation, including an infiltration into the NLL and the Demilitarized Zone, the officer said.
The military is also bracing for terror attacks using improvised explosive devices, poison gas, and cyber attacks, he added.
Local police have also gone on heightened alert ahead of the G20 summit.
Trash cans in stations on subway lines 1 through 4 have been temporarily removed until Nov. 12 to prevent terror attacks, and mail and parcel drop boxes will be temporarily unavailable starting Monday.
Metal detectors are being installed around COEX, the summit venue, to scan cars entering the area. Police refused around 200 applications for rallies near COEX over the next week and have stepped up patrols to quell sudden protests.
Police presence at airports, harbors, power supply stations, water supply facilities and subway and train stations where pedestrian traffic is heavy will be beefed up.
G20 VIP 전용기 영공 진입부터 KF-16호위
군 당국은 G20을 3일 앞두고 경계수위를 최고로 격상하는 한편 북한에 대한 감시 강화를 높이고 있다.
해군과 공군은 G20참석차 서울을 방문하는 해외 지도자들을 호위하기 위해서 만반의 준비를 하고 있다.
해외 지도자들의 전용기가 한국 영공에 진입하는 순간 공군의 KF-16전투기는 호위를 시작한다.
총 43기의 전용기가 인천과, 김포, 성남 공항에 도착할 예정이다.
영공에서 호위가 이루어지는 동안 지상 공군 기지에서는 혹시 모를 테러 공격에 대비해 출격을 준비하게 된다.
방공포 부대 역시 경계태세를 강화하고 있다.
VIP차량이 이동하는 동안에는 근처 교통이 통제되며 무장 헬기가 선회비행하며 호위하고 한강에는 무장한 보트들이 대기할 예정이다.