Republic of Korea News

ROKAF Retires F-4Es
Air

ROKAF Retires F-4Es

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) prepares to retire F-4E jets in June 2024. Four aircraft conducted the fleet's final flight on 9 May 2024.

KAI to Develop Single-Seater Variant of FA-50 LCA
Air

KAI to Develop Single-Seater Variant of FA-50 LCA

ROK-based Hankyung reports that a single-seater variant of FA-50 light combat aircraft (LCA) will be developed.

ROK Approves FFX Batch IV Frigates
Navy / Maritime

ROK Approves FFX Batch IV Frigates

The Republic of Korea's DAPA announced on April 26, 2024, that the FFX Batch IV programme had been approved.

Korea Gives Green Light' for SM-3 Anti-Ballistic Missiles
Weapon / Missile

Korea Gives Green Light' for SM-3 Anti-Ballistic Missiles

The Republic of Korea (ROK) approved the program to acquire SM-3 anti-ballistic missiles for the ROK Navy's KDX-III Batch-II destroyers.

Vietnam to Supply K9 Self-Propelled Howitzer from ROK
Weapon / Missile

Vietnam to Supply K9 Self-Propelled Howitzer from ROK

Vietnam plans to acquire the K9 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) developed and manufactured by Hanwha Defence, Republic of Korea, for the People’s Army of Vietnam.

Hanwha Builds a New Factory to Manufacture KF-21's Engine
Engine and Transmission

Hanwha Builds a New Factory to Manufacture KF-21's Engine

Hanwha Aerospace will locally manufacture GE AerospaceF414-GE-400 engines for KF-21 Boramae 4.5-generation aircraft.

Korean KAI Proposes FA-50 to the Royal Thai Air Force
Air

Korean KAI Proposes FA-50 to the Royal Thai Air Force

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has offered to sell its FA-50 light attack aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF).

Peru Signs a $463 million contract with Korean HHI
Navy / Maritime

Peru Signs a $463 million contract with Korean HHI

Peru awards a $463 million contract to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyards to co-produce four ships with SIMA Peru shipyards for the country's Navy.

Indonesia Conditionally Returns KF-21 Boramae Programme
Air Investment

Indonesia Conditionally Returns KF-21 Boramae Programme

Indonesia returns to the KF-21 Boramae programme by agreeing to pay the debt for the development of the jet but wants to produce 48 units at PTDI.

ROK Begins the Construction of Second KDX III Destroyer
Navy / Maritime

ROK Begins the Construction of Second KDX III Destroyer

HHI announced the start of construction of the second KDX III type destroyer of the second batch (Batch II) of the "Sejong the Great" class ships.

HD HHI and Babcock to Develop Submarines for Export
Navy / Maritime

HD HHI and Babcock to Develop Submarines for Export

The Republic of Korea HD Hyundai Heavy Industries announced its cooperation with the UK-based Babcock to develop submarines oriented for the export market.

Saudi Arabia Exhibits Korean MLRS System at WDS
Weapon / Missile Expo and Air Show

Saudi Arabia Exhibits Korean MLRS System at WDS

Saudi Arabia showcased the K239 Chunmoo, a multi-barrelled rocket launcher system (MLRS) it purchased from ROK at the World Defense Show.

ROK Accuses Indonesia of Stealing KF-21 Boramae’s Data
Air

ROK Accuses Indonesia of Stealing KF-21 Boramae’s Data

Two Indonesian engineers are being probed over suspicions that they attempted to steal KF-21 Boramae fighter jet technologies.

Senegal May Have Eye on Four FA-50 Fighting Eagle
Air

Senegal May Have Eye on Four FA-50 Fighting Eagle

Senegal is said to be interested in acquiring the FA-50 Fighting Eagle light attack fighter jet made by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) from the ROK.