Korean Military In Trouble Over Battlefield And Ace Combat Footage 

The South Korean military has a new program to co-develop fighter planes. To show off the project, a web video was created with tax payers' money. Oh, and unauthorised video game footage.

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The Korea Times (via tipster Sang) report that the country's Ministry of National Defence released the 10 minute clip, which features a few seconds of Battlefield 3 and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon to show off the aircraft's performance. Heh.

[Images via The Korea Times]

You can watch a YouTube version of the clip in question below. The game footage appears between 6:53 and 7:03.

The military acknowledged that the footage wasn't authorised and said it will cease using the clip. It also blamed the company that produced the video, and that company is, in turn, blaming the Agency for Defence Development and Korea Aerospace Industries, alleging that they had a say over everything.

[Images via The Korea Times]

That agency, however, claims it provided the script, but not the game footage.

The Korea Times reached out to Namco Bandai, but did not receive a comment.

Producing the clip, the Korea Times reports, cost the equivalent of $45,000 in tax payers' money. Should this go to court, the Agency for Defence Development says it will take legal responsibility.


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    Should this go to court, the Agency for Defence Development says it will take legal responsibility.

    Eh? You mean there's somewhere out there where major corporate/government entities don't try to pass the buck? I don't believe it, such things are the province of mystical wonderlands only.

      given the strife that's happening to the Korean government at the moment, its no surprise that they would own up to smaller stupidities like this.

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