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  • #91
    First PKX-B Chamsuri II-class Patrol Boat with 130mm Guided Rockets Delivered to ROK Navy
    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced today that the first Chamsuri II-class (project name PKX-B batch I) patrol boat has been delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy).


    • #92
      MADEX 2017: South Korea Developing a Supercavitating Torpedo

      At MADEX 2017, the International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition held in October 2017 in Busan, South Korea's Agency for Defense Development (ADD) stand was featuring a "supercavitating underwater test vehicle".


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        • #94
          South Korea increase of 7% for defense budget 2018 with $40.5 billion

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          Most of the increased defense budget is intended for the defense capacity improvement costs required to early build a system capable of countering North Korea's nuclear program, such as the three-pillar defense system, considered urgent.


          • #95
            South Korean Navy Takes Delivery Of First Daegu-class FFX-II Frigate


            FFX-II is the first South Korean warship to be fitted with DRS Hybrid Electric Drive system, coupled with Rolls-Royce MT-30 gas turbine engine for CODLAG integrated full-electric propulsion. This configuration is shared with the US Navy's LCS and Zumwalt destroyers, as well as with the Royal Navy's QE aircraft carriers and future Type 26 GCS. In terms of engine technology and acoustic reduction technology, this makes FFX-II one of the most advanced and 'reduced accoustic signature' ASW frigates among western navies.


            • #96
              South Korea to launch 2nd Dokdo-class ship this month



              • #97
                US clears P-8, Patriot missile sales for South Korea


                WASHINGTON— The U.S. State Department has ok’d a package of potential sales for South Korea, including six P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft and 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

                The P-8 deal has a potential price tag of $2.1 billion, while the Patriot weapons could cost $501 million, a $2.6 billion overall deal for American military contractors.

                Six more P-8 in the Eastern Pacific.


                • #98
                  South Korea launches its first mid-class submarine


                  Dosan Ahn Chang-ho is part of the South Korean attack submarine program which includes three phases – KSS-I, KSS-II and KSS-III. The third phase envisages the construction of up to nine indigenously built KSS-III diesel-electric attack submarines.


                  • #99
                    South Korea and Spain seek deal to swap trainer jets for airlifters


                    Good for S Korea, not so good for NATO.


                    • Originally posted by merkwurdig View Post
                      South Korea and Spain seek deal to swap trainer jets for airlifters


                      Good for S Korea, not so good for NATO.
                      As Admiral Ackbar would say....... its a trap.
                      They are just trying to get additional sales for the A400, that is a small batch, they probably hope they will order more later on.
                      I guess is a good deal for both countries. You see korean trainers in Europe, and european airlifters in Korea.


                      • New battery can double the operational time of submarines, says South Korea


                        Samsung SDI, the world’s largest supplier of lithium-ion batteries, including ones for cellphones, manufactured the battery module to be mounted on the second batch of three KSS-III submarines. Hanwha Land Systems is responsible for integrating the modules and other parts on the submarine, which is built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

                        The first of the three locally designed KSS-III Batch I diesel-electric submarines was launched in September, and two more hulls are expected to be under construction until 2024. According to the DAPA, the KSS-III class is 83.5 meters long and has a beam of 9.6 meters. It has a displacement of 3,358 tons when surfaced, and 3,705 tons when submerged.

                        The boat is known to be equipped with six vertical launch system tubes and able to accommodate a locally developed cruise missile. It can sail at a maximum speed of 20 knots with a cruising range of 10,000 nautical meters, DAPA officials said.


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                          • South Korea approves Korea Destroyer Next Generation development plan


                            Seoul plans to deploy six KDDX destroyers by the mid or late 2030s. The total cost of developing and producing the six vessels is expected to top 7 trillion won, observers said.

                            As an aside to the headlines of this article.

                            The committee also approved a plan to upgrade the Link 16, a tactical data link system installed on warplanes or warships to ensure the smooth sharing of information with the U.S. military during training or other combined operations.

                            To upgrade it, Seoul will purchase an enhanced encryption device through a government-to-government foreign military sale (FMS) program with Washington. Three U.S. defense firms are expected to vie for the project, worth 400 billion won, to procure the device by the mid-2020s.


                            • South Korea denies warship locked fire-control radar on Japanese plane

                              Clash over 'extremely dangerous' move further deepens rift between the countries


                              • South Korea to raise budget to the upkeep of American troops in the country


                                South Korea signed a deal with the United States on Sunday, February 10, 2019, to raise its contribution to the upkeep of American troops here by 8.2 percent this year. South Korea will pay US$890 million for the operation of the 28,500-strong U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), up from 960 billion won in 2018.