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US, South Korea begin joint military drills after virus delay

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSouth Korea and the United States began annual military exercises on Tuesday following a coronavirus delay, with the drills likely to infuriate the North which has long considered them rehearsals for invasion. The drills come as tensions remain high between Seoul and Pyongyang after the North blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-south-korea-begin-joint-military-drills-after-virus-delay-76174/

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North Korea’s Kim says nuclear deterrent crucial

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons guarantee its safety, state media reported Tuesday, signalling once again that it will not give up its arsenal. Kim was addressing a conference of veterans on the 67th anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended Korean War hostilities, the official Korean Central News Agency […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-koreas-kim-says-nuclear-deterrent-crucial-76068/

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South Korea’s first military satellite launched

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DefenceTalkRemote Sensing SatelliteDefenceTalkSouth Korea’s first-ever military communications satellite has been successfully launched by private operator SpaceX, Seoul said Tuesday, as it looks to build up its defense capabilities. The ANASIS-II is intended to enhance the South’s ability to defend itself against the nuclear-armed North, which invaded in 1950. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellite blasted off […]https://www.defencetalk.com/south-koreas-first-military-satellite-launched-75946/

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South Korea To Buy Peace Krypton SIGINT Aircraft Support and Equipment Upgrades

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of items and services to extend follow-on support to its Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft for an estimated cost of $250 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. […]https://www.defencetalk.com/south-korea-to-buy-peace-krypton-sigint-aircraft-support-and-equipment-upgrades-75903/

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Kim’s sister says ‘no need’ for another US-N. Korea summit

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday there was “no need” for another summit with the United States unless Washington offered a “decisive change” in approach. Kim and US President Donald Trump first met in Singapore two years ago but talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal have been stalled since their […]https://www.defencetalk.com/kims-sister-says-no-need-for-another-us-n-korea-summit-75885/

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North Korea warns US to stay out of inter-Korean affairs

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkNorth Korea rebuked Washington on Thursday for criticizing its decision to cut communication links with Seoul, warning it to stay out of inter-Korean affairs if it wanted to ensure a smooth presidential election. In a statement carried by the KCNA news agency, a senior North Korean foreign ministry official slammed the “double-dealing attitudes” of the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-warns-us-to-stay-out-of-inter-korean-affairs-75723/

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Kim exit wouldn’t change US goals: Pompeo

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DefenceTalkThe United States will keep seeking North Korea’s denuclearization no matter who is in charge in Pyongyang, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, amid speculation about leader Kim Jong Un’s health. US officials including President Donald Trump have declined to discuss Kim’s condition after a report, downplayed by South Korea, that the reclusive authoritarian […]https://www.defencetalk.com/kim-exit-wouldnt-change-us-goals-pompeo-75229/

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Korea to Buy F-16 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) & Link 16 Upgrades

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DefenceTalkThe State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea to upgrade its F-16 Block 32 aircraft with Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Link 16 Tactical Datalink (TDL) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $194 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered […]https://www.defencetalk.com/korea-to-buy-f-16-identification-friend-or-foe-iff-link-16-upgrades-75025/

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North Korea says tested ‘super-large’ rocket launchers

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DefenceTalkNuclear-armed North Korea successfully tested “super-large multiple rocket launchers”, state media said on Monday, but leader Kim Jong Un was not described as commanding the drill as analysts say Pyongyang seeks to normalise its launches. With the world focused on the coronavirus pandemic and North Korea insisting it has not had a single COVID-19 case, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-says-tested-super-large-rocket-launchers-74998/

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US Created ‘Protective Bubbles’ Around Bases in South Korea, General Says

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DefenceTalkNine people working on U.S. bases in South Korea — service members, family members and contractors — have been diagnosed with COVID-19, said the top U.S. general there. Army Gen. Robert B. ”Abe” Abrams, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, told Pentagon reporters that all are recovering. He updated reporters by telephone on USFK’s response to […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-protective-bubbles-bases-in-south-korea-74824/

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