South Korean Navy is planning to conduct an exercise, involving 10 warships, including 7,600-ton Aegis-equipped Sejong the Great destroyer, P-3 maritime patrol aircraft and fighter jets.
The exercise that runs from Friday till Tuesday is aimed at countering possible missile attacks from North Korean submarines in East Sea, Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.
US Undersea Warfighting Development Center (UWDC) plan to assess the Korean Navy's capabilities when it comes to operations against submarines, warships and aircraft supplied by North Korea.
In 2015, Washington agreed to support Seoul's efforts to bolster its capabilities to detect, trace and attack North Korean submarines in the event of any signs of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
Starting in 2017, the two countries' naval forces plan to conduct a joint assessment on the Korean Navy's anti-submarine capabilities.
South Korea is strengthening its fleet forces to respond to North Korea's growing nuclear, missile and submarine-launched ballistic missile threats, earlier in the day, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Um Hyun-seong said in a seminar in Seoul. It halso conducted two underground nuclear tests and fired off some two dozen ballistic missiles.
Such escalations by North is threatening other countries, assuming that the isolated country has almost developed a nuclear-tipped long-range ballistic missile that can even hit mainland of the US.
A modern style corvette equipped with low observable radar has been found in North Korea, according to the images obtained by NK pro. The captured high-resolution photos also reveal that the corvette has been spotted on northeastern port of Najin in Rason,
The Republic of Korea Navy on Wednesday took delivery of 2,300 ton frigate, named Gwangju, the sixth and last ship in the first batch of the Navy's newest Incheon-class frigates. The frigate is expected to be deployed on patrols starting March next year after undergoing five months of operational sea trials, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said, Yonhap reports
South Korea today unveiled its eighth submarine in an effort to reinforce its maritime combat capability in the face of North Koreas growing threat. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co
North Korea is preparing to launch another intermediate-range ballistic missile in next three days, Yonhap reports. This would be the ninth test launch this year which US experts believe is timed to coincide with the US presidential elections
South Korea on Wednesday has considered developing a long range rocket system to strengthen its capabilities to counter increasing North Korean military threats. Including a long-range rocket system, South Korea has approved three major defense projects,
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) System, equipment, training, and support for an estimated cost is $141 million to the Republic of Korea. The DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2016
Japan and South Korea spend a combined $2.5 billion for the US forces stationed in the two nations as of 2016
South Korea on Monday will tentatively sign a bilateral pact with Japan early next week about sharing military intelligence on North Korea. South Korea has plans to go ahead, despite strong objections from opposition parties,
South Korea plans to set up a task force to help push forward major defense agreements with the new Donald Trump administration in the US. South Korean authorities would attempt to achieve close cooperation with those lawmakers in Trumps administration who are responsible for introducing changes in US defense policy with regard to South Korea, Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun was quoted as saying by
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