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U.S. Army’s helicopter makes emergency landing in South Korea

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United States Forces Korea said one of its helicopters landed near Han River Park in South Korea on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Yongsan Garrison. UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter made a precautionary landing shortly after take-off, according to a recent service news release. “There were no reported injuries to those onboard or to any civilians near […]

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South Korea develops new futuristic laser weapon system

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


South Korean defense contractor Hanwha Defense is currently developing a new vehicle-mounted futuristic weapon system. The new system, called the Laser System for Explosive Disposal or LSED, is designed to neutralize surface landmines and unexploded ordnance. LSED will use a solid-state heat capacity laser beam to heat target ordnance to the point of causing the […]

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South Korea to acquire new airborne early warning and control aircraft

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South Korea’s Defense Project Promotion Committee approved on 26 June plans to acquire more airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from overseas as part of efforts to beef up its aerial surveillance capabilities, the arms procurement agency said. In a statement presented by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), said that the country will […]

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South Korea’s new air defense system enters full-rate production

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South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) awarded the Hanwha Defense a full-rate production contract for the new Anti-Aircraft Gun Wheeled Vehicle System (AAGW). The local media reported that Hanwha Defense won a $207.66 million for a contract to launch full-rate production of the newest Republic of Korea’s advanced air defense system. The AAGW is […]

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U. S. Forces deploys new interceptor missiles to base in South Korea

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U.S. Forces Korea and South Korean military have delivered new interceptor missiles onto Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) base in Seongju despite local residents protests. South Korea and the United States military brought equipment and vehicles of THAAD missile defense system and other items into an American military base Friday in a surprise overnight […]

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South Korea confirms new coronavirus cases in the Army

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South Korea’s defense ministry said on Monday that eleven service members have been confirmed to have the new coronavirus as of early Monday, and around 7,700 others are quarantined as part of efforts to stop the virus from spreading further into barracks. The ministry added that about 350 soldiers were believed to have been in […]

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South Korea receives first RQ-4B spy unmanned aircraft

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South Korea military received its first advanced high-altitude unmanned aircraft, RQ-4B Global Hawk, according to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The first RQ-4B Block 30 landed at a military airbase in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province on Monday. The aircraft is the first to arrive in the country of the four RQ-4B Global Hawk […]

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South Korean Air Force releases video showing F-35 striking North Korea’s latest missile system

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The Republic of Korea Air Force,  an aerial warfare service branch of South Korea, has released a new advertising video showing F-35A stealth fighter striking North Korea’s latest missile system. The video of new ads includes footage of F-35A’s strike of the newest Hwasong-14 mobile intercontinental ballistic missile developed by North Korea with Russian-made Pantsir-S1 […]

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U.S. Air Force awards contract to Korean Air Lines for A-10 aircraft support

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The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday an agreement with Korean Air Lines Co Ltd for support of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft that are stationed in South Korea. The DoD has contracted the Aerospace Division of Korean Air Lines, a Korea-based company mainly engaged in the air transportation business, to provide depot support for […]

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U.S. State Department approves possible air-to-air missile sale to Korea

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The U.S. Department of State has approved a potential $253 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of AIM-120C-7/C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for the Republic of Korea, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 17 October. The potential deal is for 120 AMRAAM missiles, weapon support, spare and repair parts as well as […]

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