The South Korean navy will retire its benchmark ship, 1500-ton Chungnam frigate.
The frigate is one of the first-generation warship. Chungnam along with six other naval vessels- three patrol and three high-speed boats will be retired at the Jinhae port later today, Yonhap reported citing a Navy statement Wednesday.
"The Chungnam played a pivotal role in the defense of the waters of responsibility, capable of carrying out simultaneous operations against ships, aircraft and submarines," the Navy said.
The country's indigenous Chungnam, 102 meters long and 12 meters wide, was commissioned in 1985.
It's armed with two 76-mm and four 30-mm cannons, along with a Harpoon anti-ship guided missile and a Mistral ship-to-air missile. It can sail at a maximum speed of 63 kph.
It was awarded the title of the Navy's benchmark ship, having visited 61 ports in 57 nations. In 1992, it became the Navy's first vessel to travel around the world after passing through the Suez Canal in the previous year.
The South Korean Army plans to resume use of its K-9 howitzer for training "in stages" following a report that a mechanical flaw trigged an explosion of the artillery system in August which left three soldiers dead and four others wounded. A press release from the South Korean Army published in the local media mentioned mechanical flaw as the likely cause of the abrupt explosion without giving any details
Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency and South Korean company Hanwha Land Systems signed a contract estimated 1.8 Billion NOK (US$ 215 million) for the procurement of Artillery System 155 mm on Wednesday
South Korean companies recorded a 20.6% increase in arms sales during 2016 compared to a year ago leading a pack of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)s ‘emerging producers category which covers companies based in Brazil, India, South Korea and Turkey
South Korea will start developing bomb disposal robot for military use. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration which signed a 7
The South Korean Air Force (SKAF) has created a bigger airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) unit to monitor Pyongyangs nuclear and missile activities. The new unit plans to introduce two RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles next year under a 2014 contract with the US, with two more to arrive in 2019,
South Korea's Navy will take delivery of a 4,500-ton landing ship featuring speedier and larger-load operations on Monday, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said. The handover ceremony of the Ilchulbong vessel will be held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard in Ulsan,
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
South Korea's Navy will receive seventh Son Won II-class (Type 214) diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, on Friday that is capable of operating underwater for more than 10 days. The Hong Beom-do, is the world's top-level diesel sub that can handle more than 300 underwater targets at the same time and operate underwater for over 10 days without surfacing, Yonhap reports citing the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA)
South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has deployed Remote Activation Munition System (RAMS) to its defense forces. "The new RAMS is equipment to destroy the enemy's command center and key facilities for use by our troops infiltrating deep into its territory and support the maneuvering of engineering units," the agency was quoted as saying by
South Korea's Army will select soldiers next year to serve in the envisioned "dronebot combat unit," which it describes as a potential game changer in warfare. The Army will create a related military occupational specialty in the coming year
Thailand Upgrades F5 TH Jets to Bring them on Par With Gripen...
Integral Aerospace to Supply 72 External Fuel Tanks for US Navy's Super...
Rolls-Royce Nets US Navy's $1.2Bn V-22 Engine Contract
Eurofighter Jets to get Airborne Electronic Attack Capability
Bangladesh to Buy Fighter Jets, Apache Gunships & Missile Systems from US
India's Tejas Mk2 in Final Trials
Russia Seeks Customers for 6 Upgraded, Former Indian Air Force Su-30 Fighters
Italian Arms Exports to Pakistan Jump four-folds in 1 year
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...