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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

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

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 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,

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