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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.

HHI Completes Basic Design of KDDX Destroyers
Navy / Maritime

HHI Completes Basic Design of KDDX Destroyers

The completion of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) future destroyer KDDX’s design was announced during a ceremony held by HHI.

ROK to Deepen Cooperation With Japan and the U.S.
Bilateral Relations

ROK to Deepen Cooperation With Japan and the U.S.

The Republic of Korea’s Minister of Defence, Shin Won-sik, vowed to strengthen defence cooperation with Japan and the U.S. against North Korea.

Poland Displays the First Batch of FA-50GF Light Fighters
Air

Poland Displays the First Batch of FA-50GF Light Fighters

Poland displayed the first batch of KAI FA-50GF Fighting Eagle light fighters it received from Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI).

ROK Starts KF- 21 Boramae Mass Production in 2024
Air

ROK Starts KF- 21 Boramae Mass Production in 2024

ROK defence budget has received a green light from the parliament. The new budget foresees increased expenditure, which covers KF- 21 mass production.

ROK Inks Deal for the Second Batch of LAH Helicopters
Air

ROK Inks Deal for the Second Batch of LAH Helicopters

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has signed a $1.1 billion agreement with KAI for the second batch of LAH lightweight attack helicopters.

Latvia Modernises its Army with New Vehicles
Land Defence Politics

Latvia Modernises its Army with New Vehicles

Triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Latvia modernises its army with new armoured vehicles. Otokar is in Latvia’s scoop, according to local news.