Republic of Korea News

 The Philippines May Acquire a Second Pohang-Class Corvette From Korea
Navy / Maritime

The Philippines May Acquire a Second Pohang-Class Corvette From Korea

The Philippine Navy (PN) has begun negotiations with the Republic of Korea (ROK)to acquire a second decommissioned Pohang-class corvette.

ROK Cuts the Cost of the KF-21 Boramae Fighter Jet
Air

ROK Cuts the Cost of the KF-21 Boramae Fighter Jet

DAPA of the Republic of Korea (ROK) has reduced the research and production expenses for the 4.5 generation KF-21 fighter jet by $0.4 million.

Turkey Receives ROK’s Support for Altay MBT Tank Engine and Transmission
Bilateral Relations Engine and Transmission

Turkey Receives ROK’s Support for Altay MBT Tank Engine and Transmission

A declaration of intent is signed between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Turkey regarding the engine and transmission of the ALTAY Main Battle Tank(MBT).

KAI Unveils Electric Trainer Concept
Navy / Maritime Expo and Air Show

KAI Unveils Electric Trainer Concept

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) introduced the “Black Kite” Next-Generation Basic Trainer concept at the ADEX 2021 defence and aerospace show.

Israels Expands Loitering Munitions Towards Asia
Ammunition Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

Israels Expands Loitering Munitions Towards Asia

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) signed a MoU on Oct. 20 on a loitering munitions program during ADEX 2021.

Egypt and Korea to Cooperate in Defence and Nuclear Projects
Bilateral Relations

Egypt and Korea to Cooperate in Defence and Nuclear Projects

Republic of Korea (ROK) National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo on Sunday afternoon to discuss cooperation in defence and nuclear projects.

Hanwha Defence to Test Unmanned Ground Vehicle
Land Unmanned Systems

Hanwha Defence to Test Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Hanwha Defence and an army infantry division have started the test operation of a six-wheeled 2-ton class Multi-Purpose Unmanned Ground Vehicle (M-UGV ).

ROK Fires Underwater Launched Missile
Weapon / Missile

ROK Fires Underwater Launched Missile

ROK announced that it conducted its first underwater-launched missile test hours after North Korea launched two ballistic missiles toward the sea.

Rok Joins SLBM Club
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

Rok Joins SLBM Club

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has test-fired a home-grown submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).

Turkish Air Force KT-1T Crashes In The Sea
Air

Turkish Air Force KT-1T Crashes In The Sea

Turkish Defence Ministry announced that a KT-1 aircraft crashed into the sea during a training flight near the coastal town Foça, İzmir.

ROK Unveiled KF-21
Air

ROK Unveiled KF-21

Republic of Korea (ROK) unveiled its fighter jet KF-21 Boramae.

Three more KDX III destroyers for ROK
Navy / Maritime

Three more KDX III destroyers for ROK

Seoul has decided to build three additional KDX III class “Sejong the Great “type destroyers, with a budget of $ 3.5 billion.

ROK to Acquire AGM-114R
Weapon / Missile

ROK to Acquire AGM-114R

State Department approved a possible FMS to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of AGM-114R Hellfire Missiles for an estimated cost of $36 million.

2.07 billion to start working on the aircraft carrier
Navy / Maritime Air

2.07 billion to start working on the aircraft carrier

ROK, The Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced its initial budget for a light aircraft carrier that F-35B can be deployed.