South Korean Air Force commenced a five-day independent air combat drill on Monday.
The combat drill is aimed at beefing up the air combat readiness and honing the operational capability of pilots, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of Korean defense forces.
Vigilant Ace is an annual US-South Korean drill held in the month of December. It was skipped this year in a bid to help diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea move forward.
The decision was announced soon after South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met this October at the Pentagon, Yonhap reported Monday.
South Korea will buy two Israeli-made Green Pine Block C radar early warning radar systems to boost its medium-range air defense, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said today. Seoul's defense project promotion committee approved the project worth 330 billion won (US$292 million) to buy Green Pine Block C radar systems produced by ELTA, a subsidiary of the defense firm Israel Aerospace Industries, DAPA said in a release, Yohnap News reported
The South Korean state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD) is pushing for the development of a long-range surface-to-air missile. It's a missile system aimed at countering North Korea's nuclear and missile threats
South Korean state-run Agency for Defense Development will deploy newly developed weapon system, including ship-based guided interceptors next year. ADD has already completed the development of the guided missile, named Haegung (sea bow), designed to intercept incoming enemy missiles or shoot down aircraft, Yonhap news agency reported quoting unnamed defense industry officials as saying Sunday
The Korean Marine Corps plans to adopt drones as its next key combat platform to spearhead its reconnaissance and combat operation activities. "We will introduce drones to conduct amphibious operations as part of a first step before widening their usage," a Marine Corps representative was quoted as saying by Korea Times Tuesday
South Korea has completed preliminary design of a new 3,000-ton Changbogo III-class Batch-II submarine that features capabilities for longer-duration and speedier underwater operations. Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co
The South Korean Army has resumed operation of its Surion choppers on Monday, months after they were grounded following the crash of the MUH-1 marine variant of KUH-1 Surion helicopter in July. An MUH-1 Marineon crashed at a military airport in the southeastern city of Pohang on July 17, killing five of the six Marines aboard and injuring the other
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