South Korea plans to lease a reconnaissance satellite most likely from Israel to self obtain information on North Korea’s military activities.
Israel uses its spy satellites mainly to monitor Middle East regions, it may be practical for South Korea to secure operating rights during periods when the satellite passes over the Korean peninsula.
Currently South Korea relies on US operated reconnaissance satellites especially when it is about core military information involving North Korea’s Nuclear and missile related moves.
Seoul is aiming to boost its indigenous satellite that will permit Seoul to closely monitor military activities in North Korea but is unlikely to have anything on a par with today's US and Israeli satellites until about 2023.
Faced with increasing nuclear and missile threats by the North, the government is looking to lease a reconnaissance satellite from Israel or other foreign countries, the official was quoted as saying by Yonhap News Agency Tuesday.
Besides satellites and missiles, Seoul as part of the Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) system plans to operate a total of four early-warning radars by around 2020 to counter the North's submarine-launched ballistic missiles. KAMD is designed to detect and destroy incoming missiles and other aerial threats, the military said.
North Korea has carried five nuclear tests in the past decade. It has launched a series of missiles, including an intermediate-range ballistic missile which can US territories in the Pacific like Guam.
South Korean POSCO Daewoo will provide two ships to Brazilian Navy and modernize Arsenal de Marinha do Rio De Janeiro shipyard under a new $1 billion deal. The vessels to be built are a landing platform dock and a multirole corvette, both of which will be constructed in partnership with domestic shipyards,
South Koreas two Israeli-made Green Pine anti-ballistic Radar units detecting Norths ballistic missile launches malfunctioned 21 times in the past three years. Considering that the military operates one radar unit at a time biweekly and it takes two hours to turn on the other radar when one breaks down, 21 malfunctions means the South went 42 hours with neither radar working, according to a military report that was submitted to Rep
South Korea plans to buy additional "jamming proof" Taurus air-to-ground guided missiles that can be carried on its F-15K fighters. "The military has recently decided to acquire 90 more Taurus missiles to further beef up its anti-nuclear and anti-missile capabilities
South Korea's Navy will build a speedier transport vessel in the next three years to counter growing threats from North Korea along the tense maritime border. "The plan is part of the government's efforts to beef up preparedness and combat capabilities against relentless provocations from the North along the tense sea border with North Korea," a military official familiar with the matter told Yonhap News Agency Thursday
Israeli companies need not obtain a marketing license for certain cyber and electro-optic systems and tools, and security and anti-terrorism warfare education, according to changes in the defence export policy proposed by the countrys Ministry of Defence (MoD). The MoD will significantly shorten the list of products whose overseas marketing requires prior approval from the Defense Export Controls Agency (DECA)
Indias forensic institute Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has planned to purchase an israeli technology Cellebrite that can unlock iphones and other electronic devices. Even devices that are equipped with encryption will be vulnerable to a break-in with this technology
South Korea has planned ordering 250 vessels, including Naval and Civilian, worth about $9.6 billion (11 trillion won) for shipbuilders by 2020
Korean Aerospace Research Institute will sign a $40 million deal with French Thales for the joint development of a new augmentation system for global positioning systems that will greatly reduce the scope and rate of errors in existing GPS. The signing will be done on Wednesday to jointly develop a new and advanced Satellite Based Augmentation System for GPS by 2021, according to the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Yonhap reported Tuesday
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched 1,400-ton diesel submarine built for Indonesia in South Korea. The submarine is the second of the three submarines being built under a 2011 deal worth US$1
Israel has refused to sign an US document on regulation of drone exports saying the American document could damage Israeli exports. The one-page document covers international legal standards, oversight of exports and transparency in the use and export of armed drones, Haaretz reported Sunday
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