South Korea, the United States and Japan commenced a joint missile warning exercise on Tuesday, which would enable them to detect and track missiles launched from North Korea.
The trilateral exercise began its two-day run in the waters off South Korea and Japan, mobilizing four Aegis combat system-equipped ships from the three countries, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), according to Yonhap.
No actual missile will be fired for the latest exercise. The mobilized vessels will jointly detect and track a computer-simulated missile launch and share their information, the military said.
"The latest exercise is designed to prepare against growing nuclear and missile threats by North Korea in accordance with the agreement made during the 48th Security Consultative Meeting between South Korea and the US in October 2016," the JCS said.
It is the fifth joint missile warning drill involving the three countries since their first in June last year.
US Forces, Korea has officially set up the unit charged with operating the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery deployed in the country. A ceremony was held in the southeastern county of Seongju on Thursday to transfer the Delta Battery of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Fort Bliss, Texas, to the 35th ADA Brigade in South Korea,
South Korean military has announced plans to develop ‘Frankenmissile to powerful enough to counter North Koreas missile and nuclear capabilities. The Army in its National Assemblys Defense Committee annual parliamentary report stated that they would develop ‘Hyunmoo IV surface-to-surface missile powerful enough to destroy North Koreas underground military facilities,
Cybersecurity firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday that North Korean hacker group is likely responsible for a cyber-theft of $60 million from Taiwans Far Eastern International Bank. The cyberattack, in which malware was used to steal the money through the international Swift banking network, bore “some of the hallmarks” of Lazarus, a hacking group linked to North Korea, according to the British Firm
North Korean hackers have allegedly stolen large cache of military documents from South Korea including a plan to assassinate their Norths leader Kim Jong-un. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea and also include reports to the allies senior commanders, Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker was quoted as saying
A South Korean opposition lawmaker has claimed that the US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin secured 7.3 trillion won ($6
South Korea plans to build a total of nine 3,000-ton submarines with its own technology to replace aging 1,200-ton subs in stages. The submarines will be built under the Chang Bogo III project and the first is scheduled to be launched next year, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) was quoted as saying in a statement by Korea Herald Wednesday
Japan launched a satellite yesterday to monitor North Korean military facilities on a day when US President Trump and NK leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore to reduce tensions. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAEA) on Tuesday launched a H-IIA rocket carrying an intelligence-gathering satellite from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyodo News reported
US and South Korea have reached a final agreement on removing the limit on the payload of South Korean ballistic missiles. The agreement came at a bilateral summit between the two presidents, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump at the South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae,
South Korea conducted trials of two Cheongung anti-aircraft guided missiles and hit a mock target in its first live-fire mission since the homegrown missile was deployed. The Cheongung medium-range surface-to-air missile (KM-SAM) was among the weapons systems mobilized for a firing contest hosted by the Air Defense Artillery Command
The South Korean Navy will receive the first of several new generation high-speed patrol boats for operation near the border with North Korea in the Yellow Sea. The new 230-ton patrol killer medium rocket ship will be delivered in a ceremony to be held at Busan shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries later today, according to the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration officials quoted in the Korean media
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