Republic of Korea News

BMC Secures Altay’s Transmission from ROK Company
Engine and Transmission

BMC Secures Altay’s Transmission from ROK Company

According to Korea based dongA.com, a local company will export its 1,500-horsepower automatic transmission for the Turkish Altay Main Battle Tank.

Korea’s Indigenous KF-21 Fighter Jet Achieves first Supersonic Flight
Air

Korea’s Indigenous KF-21 Fighter Jet Achieves first Supersonic Flight

The KF-21 Boramae, the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) first domestically developed fighter jet, reached supersonic speed for the first time.

Indonesian Air Force Pilots to fly the KF-21 Prototype
Air

Indonesian Air Force Pilots to fly the KF-21 Prototype

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will build eight prototypes of 4.5 KF-21 Boramae multirole fighter jets. Six will fly, and two will remain on the ground for tests.

Third KF-21 Prototype Takes Skies
Air

Third KF-21 Prototype Takes Skies

The Republic of Korea (ROK) continues to KF-21 Boramae project at full speed. The third prototype of the aircraft has conducted its maiden flight.

ROKN Decommissions Six Vessels
Navy / Maritime

ROKN Decommissions Six Vessels

The Republic of Korean Navy (ROKN) decommissioned several warships on December 30 2022.

Korea Develops Indigenous Naval Airborne Mine Warfare System
Air Weapon / Missile

Korea Develops Indigenous Naval Airborne Mine Warfare System

The Republic of Korea (ROK) is increasing naval investments in line with rising threat pressure. Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a contract to develop Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to research and develop efforts for airborne mine countermeasures systems. Equipment is intended for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).

The Korean KA-1 Attack Aircraft Crashed and Both Pilots Ejected
Air

The Korean KA-1 Attack Aircraft Crashed and Both Pilots Ejected

The KA-1 light attack aircraft belonging to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) crashed on December 26, 2022. The two pilots managed to eject.

DAPA Completes Development of TAipers Anti-Tank Missile
Weapon / Missile

DAPA Completes Development of TAipers Anti-Tank Missile

DAPA has announced that the development of TAipers (Tank Snipers), or Cheongeom anti-tank missiles, has been completed.

HHI to build ROKN’s third KDX-III Batch II Jeongjo, the Great-class AEGIS Destroyer
Navy / Maritime

HHI to build ROKN’s third KDX-III Batch II Jeongjo, the Great-class AEGIS Destroyer

DAPA has awarded a contract to build the third KDX-III Batch II Jeongjo, the Great-class guided missile destroyer, to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

US Space Force Launches First Foreign Command in ROK
Space Bilateral Relations

US Space Force Launches First Foreign Command in ROK

The US military activated its first Space Force Command on foreign soil on 14 December in the Republic of Korea (ROK), with the unit’s new Commander saying he is ready to face any threat in the region.

KF-21 to Conduct Deep Strike Missions
Weapon / Missile

KF-21 to Conduct Deep Strike Missions

ROK continues to study KF-21 Boramae Program and related weapons. Korea expects next-generation strike capability with a new deep strike weapon.

ROK Starts Deliveries to Poland
Land Bilateral Relations

ROK Starts Deliveries to Poland

The Republic of Korea (ROK) started delivering on December 6th, the first K2 Black Panther Main Battle Tanks (MBT) and K9A1 Self-Propelled Howitzers to Poland.

ROK To Acquire Chinook
Air Bilateral Relations

ROK To Acquire Chinook

The State Department has approved a possible FMS to the ROK of CH-47F helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion.

Norway Orders Additional K9 Howitzers from ROK
Land Ammunition

Norway Orders Additional K9 Howitzers from ROK

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency announced that it had ordered an additional four K9 VIDAR and eight K10 ammunition resupply vehicles from Hanwha.