Republic of Korea News

Korea to Start Serial UAV Production
Unmanned Systems

Korea to Start Serial UAV Production

Republic of Korea’s defence authorities endorsed a plan to mass-produce MALE UAV through 2028 to bolster the Air Force’s ISR capabilities, DAPA said.

ROK Starts KF-21 Boramae’s Serial Production in 2024
Air

ROK Starts KF-21 Boramae’s Serial Production in 2024

The sixth prototype of KF-21 Boramae made its maiden flight, and KAI plans to start serial production in 2024.

ROK Delivers K2 Black Panther Tank to Poland
Land

ROK Delivers K2 Black Panther Tank to Poland

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced a new batch delivery of the Korean K2 Black Panther main battle tank to Poland.

Malaysia Signs FA-50 Contract
Air Expo and Air Show

Malaysia Signs FA-50 Contract

Malaysia signed a contract with Korean Aerospace Industries at LIMA to acquire 18 FA-50 with a USD920 million deal and 18 more to come.

Poland Receives Additional K2 Black Panther
Land

Poland Receives Additional K2 Black Panther

Poland's Defence Ministry received seven additional K2 Black Panther tanks from the Republic of Korea's Hyundai Rotem.

Indonesia’s KF-21 prototype made its first flight
Air

Indonesia’s KF-21 prototype made its first flight

KAI’s fifth KF-21 Boramae prototype jet completed its maiden flight on May 16, 2023. The fighter will belong to Indonesia.

ROK to Double FA-50 Fighting Eagle Production
Air Investment

ROK to Double FA-50 Fighting Eagle Production

In 2024, KAI intends to increase FA-50 Fighting Eagle Light Fighter Jet production by doubling its production lines.

RoKN Orders Arsenal Ship Next-Generation to DSME
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

RoKN Orders Arsenal Ship Next-Generation to DSME

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has reportedly selected Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to design the Arsenal Ship Next-Generation.

KF-21 Boramae Fires IRIS-T Missile for the First Time
Air Weapon / Missile

KF-21 Boramae Fires IRIS-T Missile for the First Time

The KF-21's weapon separation testing is still ongoing. For the first time, the Boramae launched an AIM-2000 infra-red-guided air-to-air missile (IRIS-T).

Block 20 FA-50 For RMAF
Air

Block 20 FA-50 For RMAF

Malaysian Defence Minister confirmed that the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) would be getting the latest version of the KAI FA-50 – the Block 20.

Malaysia Prefers Korean TA-50 over TUSAŞ’s Hürjet
Air

Malaysia Prefers Korean TA-50 over TUSAŞ’s Hürjet

ROK sole aircraft manufacturer KAI, announced a $920 million contract to sell 18 fighter jets to Malaysia, with the first due for delivery in 2026.

KAI’s Tandem-Seat KF-21 Boramae Prototype Makes Maiden Flight
Air

KAI’s Tandem-Seat KF-21 Boramae Prototype Makes Maiden Flight

The fourth prototype of KAI's KF-21 Boramae fighter, with the first tandem-seat version, tail number 004, performed its maiden flight.

World Assisting Turkiye After Earthquakes
Country Bilateral Relations

World Assisting Turkiye After Earthquakes

A state of emergency was declared in the region due to two major earthquakes in Turkiye on February 6, 2023, which affected ten provinces. Death toll from earthquake rises to 6,957 with 38,224 injured Turkiye. The World Health Organisation declared a “Level 3 Emergency”. Level 3 stands for the highest emergency, WHO’s agency-wide assets are called upon to be mobilised.

Indonesia Returns to KF-21 Boramae Programme
Air

Indonesia Returns to KF-21 Boramae Programme

The Deputy Minister of Defence of Indonesia attended a Coordination Meeting for the Follow-up Discussion of Payments for KF-21/Boramae/IF-X aircraft.