Republic of Korea News

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.

Australia Signs $ 2.4 billion Contract with Hanwha for IFV Requirement
Land

Australia Signs $ 2.4 billion Contract with Hanwha for IFV Requirement

Australia signed a $2.4 billion contract with Hanwha Defence Australia (HDA) to deliver 129 Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) to the Australian Army.

U.S. Sells SM-6 Blk I and AIM-9X Block II+ to ROK
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Sells SM-6 Blk I and AIM-9X Block II+ to ROK

The U.S. approved a possible FMS to the Republic of Korea of Standard Missile 6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) and AIM-9X Block II and Block II+ Sidewinder Missiles.

Poland Received two more FA-50s from ROK
Air

Poland Received two more FA-50s from ROK

Poland received two FA-50s from the Republic of Korea (ROK). By the end of 2023, 12 units will be delivered to Warshaw Okecie.

KAI Designs MC-X Multirole Transport Aircraft
Air Expo and Air Show Logistics

KAI Designs MC-X Multirole Transport Aircraft

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) demonstrated its military transport aircraft model, MC-X, at the Seoul ADEX 2023 exhibition.

Korea to use MBDA’s Mistral ATAM Missiles at KMAH
Weapon / Missile

Korea to use MBDA’s Mistral ATAM Missiles at KMAH

KAI awarded MBDA a contract to integrate the Mistral ATAM anti-air missile system on the Korean Marine Attack Helicopter (KMAH).

ROK Provides Mine Removal Vehicle ‘Rhino’s to Ukraine
Land Bilateral Relations

ROK Provides Mine Removal Vehicle ‘Rhino’s to Ukraine

Republic of Korea (ROK) Provides two K600 obstacle-clearing ‘Rhinos’ to Ukraine to clear mines effectively.

UAE on-Boards the KF-21 Program
Air Investment

UAE on-Boards the KF-21 Program

United Arab Emirates joined the KF-21 Boramae program by paying Indonesia’s share and financing the project.