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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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Greywolf Brigade increases readiness during its Korea rotation

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Soldiers of the Greywolf Brigade, are reaching its 90-day mark of a nine-month rotation to the Republic of Korea and although Brigade brought most of its combat platforms with it, a large number of wheeled and tracked vehicles, communication and life support equipment come from the Korean Enduring Equipment Set(KEES), according to a recent 1st […]

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U.S. Army soldiers tested Russian-made T-80 main battle tanks

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The 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Greywolf” Soldiers were able opportunity to test Russian-made T-80 main battle tanks. Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Greywolf”, 1st Cavalry Division, visited South Korean 3rd Armored Brigade – is the only unit in the armed forces of South Korea […]

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U.S. State Dept. approves $800M sale of MH-60R helicopters to South Korea

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The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $800 million foreign military sale to the Republic of Korea for 12 MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters with support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on August 7, for which Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems is the primary contractor. The possible foreign military sale would “improve […]

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U.S. approves $950M of RQ-4 aircraft support services for South Korea

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The U.S. Department of State has approved a potential a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for RQ-4 Block 30 remotely piloted aircraft for an estimated cost of $950 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 30 July. The approved sale must now be authorized […]

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South Korean jets intercept Russian aircraft, fire warning shots

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South Korean fighter jets intercepted and fired warning shots at Russian military aircraft Tuesday after it violated the country’s airspace, the country’s defense officials said. Yonhap News Agency, quoting officers from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reported the Russian bomber violated the country’s airspace above the East Sea near South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo […]

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North Korea threatens to “destroy” South’s F-35 stealth fighter jets

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North Korea’s state media has reported on Thursday that country to develop and test “special armaments” to destroy the new South Korea’s F-35 stealth fighter jets. In a statement denouncing Seoul for its recent acquisition of a number of new stealth jets from the U.S., an unnamed policy director at the foreign ministry’s Institute for […]

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Newest KAI’s Light Armed Helicopter completed its first flight

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The aviation giant Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI) has announced that the newest Light Attack Helicopter (LAH) successfully completed its first flight at the company’s Sacheon production plant. The country’s sole aircraft manufacturer announced in a 4 July statement that two pilots conducted a 20-minute-long test flight with the prototype of new helicopter, which is […]

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Trump will ask South Korean leader to purchase more F-35s

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U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to ask South Korean leader to purchase more F-35A stealth fighter jets. Korea’s English-language newspapers, The Korea Times, quoting defense analysts, reported that Trump is expected to ask President Moon Jae-in about the purchase of additional F-35As at his planned summit during this year’s G20 summit. Trump plans to […]

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South Korea resumes Black Panther tank production after a two-year delay

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The Korean automotive industrial giant Hyundai Rotem has announced that has restarted K2 Black Panther main battle tank production at the company’s facility in Changwon (Gyeongsangnam-do) after a two-year delay following transmission issues. According to a news release, on 27 May was held an official ceremony of start production of K2 tanks of the second […]

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