The United States will open negotiations with South Korea in a bid to seek increase in Seoul’s contribution to cost-sharing for the troops.
The earlier agreement signed in 2014 will expire on December 31 this year. The first round of meetings will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from Wednesday to Friday, Yonhap reported.
South Korea and the United States will open negotiations this week to renew their cost-sharing agreement for about 28,500 American troops stationed here, the foreign ministry said Monday.
"The two sides will discuss to produce a reasonable pact that can help strengthen the joint defense readiness of Korea and the US and be accepted by our people," the ministry said.
Korea has shared the upkeep costs of US Forces Korea since 1991. Its contribution has increased to around 960 billion won ($887.5 million) this year from some 150 billion won in 1991.
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
The US military has created a MQ-C Gray Eagle drone unit as part of efforts to enance warfighting capability in South Korea. The Second Infantry Division plans to put the advanced unmanned aircraft system into full operation in April next year, with its first flight slated for this spring, US Forces Korea (USFK) said Wednesday in a statement, Yonhap reports
South Korea has equipped its KF-16 fighter jets with Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP). The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) had signed a contract with Lockheed Martin in late 2013 for the supply of ATPs,
South Korea's Navy inducted a new guided missile, ‘Daegu which uses a hybrid electric drive propulsion system and has stealth characteristics besides anti-submarine warfare capabilities. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) it is equipped with a towed array sonar system and Hong Sang Eo long-range anti-submarine torpedos
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)
The negotiations for Indian Navys 12 new Mine Counter-measure Vessels (MCMVs) from South Korean shipyard for an estimated $5.1 billion has collapsed at the final stage
The South Korean military is looking to forming units to incorporate personnel and unmanned combat systems amid concerns of declining manned forces in the countrys defense services, local media reports. According to
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