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Korea is able to intercept DPRK’s short-range ballistic missiles

At the same time, the secretary of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers' Party (WPK), Lee Byung Chol, said earlier that these missile launches became the realization of the DPRK's right to self-defense, and North Korea will continue to build up its military power to improve the country's defense capability.

Korea buys US AGM-114R Hellfire missiles for $36M

The Republic of Korea plans to buy 288 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles from Lockheed Martin in a deal worth a total of $ 26 million. The US State Department announced this after publishing an official announcement on the Defense Security Cooperation Agency website.

New 5th-Gen fighter will take over the markets [photos]

The long-awaited premiere of the South Korean fifth-generation fighter KAI KF-X will take place in April this year. The local arms supply agency announced the news. Production of the KAI KF-X prototype is going according to plan.

French company will integrate system of avoid friendly fire for South Korea forces

PARIS, (BM) - Thales and South Korean partner LIG Nex1 were selected after a request for proposals to support the country's air defence capabilities, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Thales Will Design and Manufacture of Next Generation Weapons

F-35 fighter jets neutralize North Korean nuclear missiles

SEOUL, (BM) - Shortly after the activation of its first squadron of F-35A fifth generation fighters, and confirmation of further orders for the advanced stealth fighters, South Korea’s Air Force has released a promotional video showing the aircraft neutralising one of North Korea’s most capable new military assets - an intercontinental range

South Korea Arms Its Fighters with the French Air-to-Air Missiles

SEOUL, (BM) - MBDA has been awarded a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the integration of the Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile onto the KF-X future Korean fighter aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The contract includes integration support to KAI, transfer of know-how and manufacture of test equipment for

Donald Trump Wants $5 Billion “Defense Cost” from South Korea

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A $5 billion (£4 billion) demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops, and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defence officials visit South Korea this week, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. Read more: Korea Buys 120

Korea Buys 120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles from the U.S.

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Korea of (120) AIM-120C-7/C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Unveils 5th Generation Fighter Jet Also included in the order are containers; weapon support

South Korea Unveils 5th Generation Fighter Jet

SEOUL, (BM) - On the international aerospace exhibition in Seoul, South Korean manufacturers have introduced full-size mock-looking aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Particular attention has attracted a full-size mock-up of the fifth generation of South Korean fighter, designated by the name of the program - KF-X.

Bulgaria Wants to Produce a Combat Aircraft Jointly with South Korea

SEOUL, (BM) - Bulgaria negotiates with South Korea for construction of combat aircraft assembly plant, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Within the framework of his visit to the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov laid a wreath in tribute to the memory of the Korean citizens who lost their lives in the independence movement during the

South Korean Shipbuilder to Take a Part in Indian Submarine Project, SAAB is Out

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The $6.5 billion submarine project contest for the Indian Navy continues to throw up surprises with the last minute entry of a South Korean shipbuilder and the pulling out of Swedish company Saab after red flagging policy strictures that can potentially place unlimited liabilities on foreign vendors, learned

Raytheon Plans to Produce Identification Systems for the Korean Military

ABERDEEN, (BM) - Raytheon Company and Hanwha Systems signed a technical cooperation agreement to produce Identification Friend or Foe Mode 5 systems for the Korean military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: F-35s Will Replace South Korean F-16 in Near Future Mode 5 IFF systems allow operators to positively identify friendly

F-35s Will Replace South Korean F-16 in Near Future

SEOUL, (BM) - The U.S. military plans to begin rotating F-35 stealth fighters into South Korea starting in a few years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according a South Korean newspaper report. The American planes would join a growing fleet of South Korean F-35s. The U.S. Air Force is already practicing employing the F-35s in a war with North

Republic of Korea Buys MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of thirty-one (31) MK 54 All Up Round lightweight torpedoes with support for an estimated cost of $72 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Buys MH-60R Seahawk Multimission Naval

South Korea Buys MH-60R Seahawk Multimission Naval Helicopter Totaling $800M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Buys RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft Totaling $950M

South Korea Buys RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft Totaling $950M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for RQ-4 Block 30 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPS) for an estimated cost of $950 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Buys U.S. Missiles for $314

South Korea Buys U.S. Missiles for $314 Million, Japan Also Wants to Buy

SEOUL, South Korea (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million (£247 million) in possible sales of air defence missiles to South Korea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. South Korea, a key Asian ally of the United States, asked to buy up to 94 SM-2 missiles used by ships against air threats,

The First Airbus A330 MRTT Was Delivered to the Air Force of the Republic of Korea

BUSAN, the Republic of Korea (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The global leader in aeronautics, space and related services, Airbus, announced on 30th January 2019 (Wednesday) that the first aerial refuelling A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) was delivered to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Executive

The Vigilant Ace 2018 Military Exercise Cancelled

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The upcoming scheduled Vigilant Ace 2018 allied joint military exercise has been cancelled and that decision was jointly approved by the U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo. That was announced by the United States Department of Defense on Friday, 19th…

South Korea Will Counter Ballistic Missile Threats by Ship-Based Interceptors

SEOUL, South Korea (BulgarianMilitary.com) — South Korea will counter ballistic missile threats from North Korea by ship-based SM-3 (Standard Missile – 3) interceptors as revealed by a top commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on 12th Ocotber 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com In response to a lawmaker’s question about the SM-3 missile…

Saab Announces a Contract with South Korea

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On 24th September 2018 the Swedish company Saab announced its newly signed contract with South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) for supporting of the Arthur Weapon Locating System, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Saab Will Continue to Provide Logistical Support for the…

A Contract for 90 More Taurus Missiles Signed By South Korea

SEOUL (South Korea), March 14, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by: Wikipedia.org In late February, South Korea’s arms procurement agency signed a contract with German company Taurus Systems GmbH for 90 (ninety) more 350K Taurus long-range, air-launched, bunker-busting missiles, reported DefenseNews.com. The previous contract of…

Europe Is South Korea’s Option for the AAM Technology

SEOUL, (South Korea), 09 March, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by DefenseNews.com Europe is an option for South Korea to implement AAM (air-to-air missile) technology under its key arms procurement offset programs, reported DefenseNews On 5th March DAPA (Defence Acquisition Program Administration), which is responsible for…

Washington, Seoul and Tokyo began two-day joint military exercises

Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang March 31, 2014 (MEDIAPOOL) (Photo by Reuters) - US, South Korean and Japanese forces have begun joint military exercises, the South Korean army said, quoted by…