DAPA News

ROKAF Retires F-4Es
Air

ROKAF Retires F-4Es

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) prepares to retire F-4E jets in June 2024. Four aircraft conducted the fleet's final flight on 9 May 2024.

ROK Approves FFX Batch IV Frigates
Navy / Maritime

ROK Approves FFX Batch IV Frigates

The Republic of Korea's DAPA announced on April 26, 2024, that the FFX Batch IV programme had been approved.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Indonesia Restarts KF-21 Payments to ROK
Air

Indonesia Restarts KF-21 Payments to ROK

Indonesia has resumed payments to the Republic of Korea for its involvement in the KF-21 Boramae multi-role fighter development program, previously known as the KF-X/IF-X. As of November 1, Indonesia had paid part of the cost of developing the KF-X, equivalent to 6.63 million US dollars.

KAI to Develop Attack Helicopter for Korean Marines
Navy / Maritime Air

KAI to Develop Attack Helicopter for Korean Marines

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) inked an agreement with the Republic of Korea (ROK) to develop an attack helicopter.

 Korea allocates 4 billion USD for additional F-35A and Chinook
Air

Korea allocates 4 billion USD for additional F-35A and Chinook

The Republic of Korea has approved a USD 4 billion project to purchase F-35 fighter jets and CH-47F Chinook helicopters from the United States. This was revealed by the ROK Arms Procurement Agency (DAPA).

RoK Awards Hyundai for CPV production
Land

RoK Awards Hyundai for CPV production

Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a contract to manufacture Command Post Vehicles (CPV) for the Republic of Korea (RoK) armed forces. The new platform is based on the company's K808 wheeled armoured vehicle, which the RoK Army operates.

ROK to acquire Bell 505 helicopters for basic flight training
Air

ROK to acquire Bell 505 helicopters for basic flight training

Republic of Korea (ROK) signed a $132M helicopter deal with US firm Bell Textron Asia to acquire 40 Bell 505 helicopters for basic flight training.

ROK Deploys New KW2 30mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Wheeled Vehicle System
Land

ROK Deploys New KW2 30mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Wheeled Vehicle System

ROK Armed Forces has started deploying a new 30 mm self-propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Wheeled Vehicle System (AAGW) produced by Hanwha Defence.