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The UK's Royal Navy has deployed a frigate to the Asia-Pacific to help monitor illicit North Korean trade activities in the region, according to a Ministry of ... While South Korea seized two oil tankers last year for their involvement in shipping petroleum products to North Korea, it did so after the vessels entered ...
The system will meet or exceed South Korea's requirements, but will also be able to be upgraded in the future with emerging technologies like pilot breathing sensors, the company said in a news ... The South Korean Air Force intends to buy more than 100 KF-X jets once production starts in the mid 2020s.

Major players including the United States, China, Japan, and South Korea are preparing for series of summits to address issues of denuclearization and bringing peace and stability to ... It is going to be the first time since former President Lee Myung-bak for a South Korean president to step foot in Japan.
The US and Chinese navies have been repositioning warships and establishing naval bases as if they were so many pawns on a geopolitical chessboard. .... As the Cold War came to Asia in 1951, Washington concluded mutual defense pacts with Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Australia that ...
The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has received its third Cheonwangbong (LST-2)-class tank landing ship from local shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy ... once commissioned, was handed over to the service 2 April, South Korea's Defense Administration Program Agency (DAPA) announced on the same day.
The latter is expected to start in mid-April, which means they are going to overlap with a historic summit between North Korea's leader Kim Jon-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on April 27. The date for the first meeting between the leaders of the two countries in more than 10 years was set on ...

ACCRA, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The Ghanaian Navy is making joint efforts with neighboring partners to try to locate and rescue three missing South Korean sailors, a military spokesperson told Xinhua Saturday. Eric Aggrey, spokesperson of the Ghana Armed Forces, said the Ghanaian Navy is collaborating ...
The United States and South Korea kicked off their annual joint military exercises Sunday after a month-long delay due to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, ... Foal Eagle drill was launched with the start of the Ssangyong joint military exercises, participated in by U.S. and South Korean Marines and Navy.
Three South Korean sailors are presumed to have been kidnapped in seas off Ghana, Seoul's foreign ministry said Saturday, with a South Korean navy ship in ... South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the ship was seized by Nigerian pirates, and Munmu the Great, a South Korean warship which has been ...
Here, US Marines run out from a South Korean LVT-7 during a joint landing exercise for Foal Eagle, in Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. ... US Navy sonar technicians from the sonar central room of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry monitor ship bearings for contact during Foal ...
According to Defense News, a South Korean Navy spokesperson noted that they are reviewing the report, which was produced by the Korea Defense Network over five months. “After thorough review, we'll report it to the defense minister and the presidential office subsequently for final decision.”.
South Korea's Navy is looking into the practical and political feasibility of domestic design and production of a nuclear-powered submarine. The study comes amid heightened tensions with North Korea and concerns about that country's own submarine-launched ballistic missile developments, but could ...
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's Navy is reviewing a plan to build a 5,000-ton nuclear-powered submarine in an effort to boost its deterrence ... Under a revised U.S.-South Korean nuclear deal signed in 2015, Seoul is not allowed to enrich uranium and reprocess spent fuel for military purposes.
The purpose, according to Pentagon officials, is purely defensive, to protect South Korea and the region from a North Korean strike. Last year, for ... In March 2017, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) joined roughly 300,000 South Korean and U.S. military personnel in Foal Eagle 2017. Navy spokespersons would ...
South Korea has long sought to boost its fleet of maritime patrol and surveillance jets in response of North Korea's naval capabilities, including ... During the briefing, an Airbus representative touted the C295 MPA fitted with Elta Systems AESA as a potential candidate for the South Korean Navy's new MPA ...
South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) is to launch an initiative aimed at boosting exports through offsets. ... These include contracts linked to the development of FFX-III frigates for the Republic of Korea Navy, and the upgrade of CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopters operated ...
... trained and completely ready to respond to any regional emergency that might occur if the US government calls on the military for support. Asked about the possibility of postponing or scaling down the US-South Korea joint military exercises, he only said it is a matter to be decided by government leaders.

"The two sides will discuss to produce a reasonable pact that can help strengthen the joint defense readiness of South Korea and the U.S. and be accepted by our people," the South Korean Foreign Ministry said, according to Yonhap news agency. The negotiations come at a critical time for the alliance, ...
2 p.m. Rayburn 2118. Subcommittee hearing on the Navy's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces with James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Vice Adm. William Merz, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations; and Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, Commanding General Marine Corps ...
On the night of March 26, 2010 the Republic of Korean Navy corvette ROKS Cheonan was on patrol off the coast of Baengnyeong Island. The Cheonan was a Pohang-class ... South Korea built twenty-four Pohang-class ships, divided between anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare variants. Cheonan, an ...
PYONGYANG, March 2 (Xinhua) -- The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Friday that a recent U.S.-South Korean military drill was a prelude to the resumption of large-scale war games held by the United States in South Korea. U.S. and South Korean troops conducted ...
China still views North Korea as a strategic buffer against democratic South Korea and, by proxy, the United States, but the cost of propping up an embarrassing regime is outweighing the strategic value. What China seeks most of all is regional stability, and North Korea's actions are having a markedly ...
The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has officially taken delivery of the first of eight Daegu-class frigates, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and powered by Rolls-Royce, in a ceremony on Tuesday. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) launched the lead ship of the ...
SEOUL – South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean Navy ship, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding. Some lawmakers protested Friday over the visit, labeling Kim Yong Chol a war ...
Navy underwater construction teams from the U.S., Thailand and South Korea are training and operating together at Thung Prong Bay Sattahip Navy Base here during ... This 37th iteration of Cobra Gold is the first multilateral exercise between U.S., Thai and South Korean underwater construction teams.
Sixty-five years later, the U.S. Army and Navy veterans have come back to the country where they once served to watch the Olympics Games in Pyeongchang. ... to South Korea, traveling to the peninsula in 2006 and 2015, respectively, thanks to the Revisit Korea Program organized by the South Korean ...
South Korea wants to boost its fleet of maritime patrol jets amid rising tensions and repeated ballistic missile tests by its cantankerous northern neighbor. The move could be great news for Boeing's Renton factory because it's selling one of the leading candidates: the P-8A sub-hunter and maritime ...
The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has received its first FFX-II-class guided-missile frigate, according to a statement on 1 February by South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). Named Daegu (with pennant number 818), the 122 m-long ship was handed over to the service by ...
2 p.m. Rayburn 2212. Subcommittee Hearing on Submarine Industrial Base: Options for Construction with James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, Navy Program Executive Officer for Submarines; and Rear Adm. John Tammen, Director of the Navy Undersea Warfare ...
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo have agreed to resume their annual combined exercises, including Foal ... South Korean and U.S.underwater construction teams prepare for a dive in Jinhae, South Korea, during exercise Foal Eagle, April 5, 2017.
Kim Yong Chol is widely believed to have masterminded the 2010 sinking of the corvette Cheonan, a South Korean navy ship, killing 46 sailors. He is on a list of people sanctioned by both Seoul and Washington. During his recent trip to South Korea, Pence visited the Cheonan memorial and used the ...
The Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper and news site Rappler last month carried leaked copies of a White Paper originating from the President's office and asking the navy to look at a proposal by a South Korean subcontractor, Hanwha Land Systems, to supply the weapons system. Defence Secretary ...
The deployment of PAC-3 MSE is expected to help enhance the South Korean military's multi-layered shield of PAC-3 interceptors, along with the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system that was successfully deployed in the southern region of South Korea last year, according to analysts.
The moment happened after the 5-hour Senate investigation into the controversial Philippine Navy frigates deal with South Korean firm Hyundai Heavy ... Asked about it, Trillanes said he asked the executive branch through Go to just give what the Navy wants as supplier for its Combat Management System ...
October 2016 – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signs the contract to award the project to South Korean firm Heavy Hyundai Industries. January 4, 2017 – Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado writes to Lorenzana to question a fine print in the contract with Heavy Hyundai Industries, ...
May 20, 2010 - South Korea formally accuses North Korea of firing a torpedo to sink the Cheonan, a South Korean Navy ship, in March, killing 46 sailors. North Korea denies responsibility and warns that any retaliation would lead to "all-out war." May 24, 2010 - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ...
SATTAHIP, Thailand — Troops from South Korea joined their Thai and U.S counterparts on Saturday in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast ... Ships taking part in Saturday's exercise included the U.S. amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard and the South Korean landing ship ...
Analyst Joseph S. Bermudez says Pyongyang may be expanding its hovercraft and navy sniper brigade forces in an asymmetric military threat to South Korea. ... Pyongyang is also said to be taking pains to modernize and restructure such forces which could be used to assault South Korean beachheads.
Sixty-five years later, the U.S. Army and Navy veterans have come back to the country where they once served to watch the Olympics Games in Pyeongchang. ... to South Korea, traveling to the peninsula in 2006 and 2015, respectively, thanks to the Revisit Korea Program organized by the South Korean ...
South Korea wants to boost its fleet of maritime patrol jets amid rising tensions and repeated ballistic missile tests by its cantankerous northern neighbor. The move could be great news for Boeing's Renton factory because it's selling one of the leading candidates: the P-8A sub-hunter and maritime ...
In existence since 2004, Aegis BMD is now operating on 28 Navy ships and with a number of allied nations. U.S. allies with Aegis capability include the Japan Self Defense Forces, Spanish Navy, the South Korean Navy, the Royal Australian Navy, Italy, Denmark and others, MDA officials said.
... major newspapers in South Korea. Hyundai spoke about the ban to the South Korean media in late January 2018. The news came as the Philippines also scrutinized Hyundai's implementation of its project with the Philippine Navy. (READ: Bong Go intervenes in P15.5-B project to acquire PH warships).
A Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft sits on the flightline prior to a training mission with patrol aircraft from the South Korean navy in Busan, South Korea, March 30, 2014. The P-8A Poseidon is one type of Navy aircraft participating in the Singapore International Airshow held Feb 6-11, 2018, at the Changi ...
South Korea temporarily lifted some sanctions on North Korea to allow a ferry belonging to the Kim ruling family to transport the country's 140-member ... was then banned from anchoring in South Korean ports from 2010 onwards, after a torpedo attack against a South Korean navy ship killed 46 sailors.
Seoul banned all North Korean ships entering its ports and cut off most inter-Korean exchanges, including tourism, trade and aid, in 2010 in the wake of a torpedo attack on a South Korean navy warship that killed 46 sailors. North Korea denied involvement. Dozens of riot police with shields kept order as ...
... eventually opening negotiations with the North Koreans at the so-called Panmunjom "peace village," on the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. After months of talks, the US agreed to sign a North Korean-drafted apology and the men were released across the DMZ. Speaking to CNN last ...
It looks like Japan has started thinking about ways to evacuate thousands of its citizens from South Korea if war with North Korea does break out. If you missed any of it because ... The Navy says it's for a regularly scheduled deployment, but North Korea may still find the move threatening. That's because an ...
The report of Japanese interest in upgrading the Izumos was followed hard by reports from South Korea suggesting an interest on the part of Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) on modifying the Dokdo class amphibious assault ships to carry the F-35B, as well. At 14,000 tons, the Dokdos are considerably ...
HELLO, YEAH IT'S BEEN AWHILE. NOT MUCH, HOW 'BOUT YOU? At 1:30 a.m. Washington time (3:30 p.m. in Korea), a phone line dormant for two years crackled to life with a brief exchange between North and South Korean technicians, who conducted a test of the hotline in the latest evidence of the ...
The F-35B — a fighter jet capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings — would be used on navy vessels originally designed to carry helicopters. The reports come amid increasing threats from nuclear-armed North Korea and as China modernizes its armed forces and demonstrates growing maritime ...


 

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