Competition heats up for tanker procurement deal

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Competition heats up for tanker procurement deal

SEATTLE/GETAFE, Spain ― Competition for Seoul’s project to procure four aerial tankers is heating up as contenders highlight the ways they can help enhance South Korea’s air defense with several mo...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:44

Gov't launches task force on defense industry corruption

The government launched a joint investigation team of prosecutors, military officers and government officials Friday in an effort to root out corruption in the country's defense industry. The move comes amid growing allegations of bribery and other underhand dealings between military offi...

Updated : 2014.11.21 13:37

4 years after island shelling, tensions still high on West Sea

Four years after North Korea shelled Yeonpyeongdo Island, tensions remain high on the frontline island. Pyongyang has continued its menacing rhetoric and saber-rattling, keeping border troops in a con...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:41

No signs of imminent N.K. nuclear test: defense chief

South Korea’s defense chief said Thursday he does not expect North Korea to carry out a nuclear test “at an early date,” with his ministry vowing to maintain a strong military posture against possible provocations by the North.In protest against a fresh United Nations resolution condemn...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:34

S. Korea keeping tabs on NK nuclear activities: defense ministry

South Korea has been closely watching North Korea's movements related to the operations of its nuclear facilities, the defense ministry said Thursday, vowing to maintain a strong military posture against possible provocations by the North.In protest against a fresh United Nations resolutio...

Updated : 2014.11.20 13:37

S. Korea to put K-2 combat tank into full service by 2017

The arms procurement agency said Wednesday it will complete the deployment of some 100 next-generation battle tanks fitted with an indigenous engine and transmission by 2017.During a defense project committee meeting presided over by Defense Minister Han Min-koo, the government decided to ...

Updated : 2014.11.19 14:08

Government team to probe defense industry corruption

The government plans to establish a large-scale investigation team of civilian and military prosecutors, state auditors, police and taxation officials to stamp out rampant corruption in the local defense industry, officials said Monday.The details such as the launch date and the scale of t...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:41

U.S. confirms USFJ’s contingency deployment

The U.S. State Department said Sunday that in accordance with its security commitment to South Korea, U.S. troops in Japan would be automatically deployed to the Korean Peninsula in the event of a con...

Updated : 2014.11.17 21:43

Navy, Marine Corps to conduct massive landing drill

The South Korean Navy and the Marine Corps said Friday they plan to kick off a large-scale joint landing exercise later this week to bolster preparations against North Korea's provocations.   The six-day amphibious landing exercise starting Saturday will take place on the southeast coast...

Updated : 2014.11.14 11:07

Hyundai India expects record annual sales in 2014, thanks to demand for new i20

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's largest carmaker, is expected to post record annual sales for India in 2014, thanks to strong demand for its all-new i20 supermini, company officials said Friday.    According to Indian data, Hyundai sales in the 10 months of this year rose 8 percent to ...

Updated : 2014.11.14 09:44

S. Korea plans military drill to defend Dokdo

The South Korean military plans to carry out a drill to deter trespassers on its easternmost islets of Dokdo later this month, a government source said Friday.    The drill is scheduled to take place on Nov. 24 on the rocky outcroppings in the East Sea and in its surrounding waters, aimi...

Updated : 2014.11.14 09:43

S. Korea, U.S. to launch air defense exercise this week

The South Korean and U.S. air forces will launch their regular joint military exercise this week to sharpen their combined defense ability, the South Korean military said Thursday.The twice-a-year aerial exercise, Max Thunder, was first launched in 2008 between the two countries' air force...

Updated : 2014.11.13 15:51

S. Korea pushes for deal with Lockheed for fighter jet project

South Korea was pushing to change the contractor for its project to upgrade its aging fleet of F-16 fighters from BAE Systems to Lockheed Martin after rows over a cost hike, military sources here said Thursday. South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and the U.S. d...

Updated : 2014.11.13 09:44

Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is getting near-daily reports _ and sometimes two or three a day _ of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two y...

Updated : 2014.11.12 22:11

China shows off new stealth fighter

ZHUHAI, China (AFP) - China's new stealth jet fighter rocketed skywards Wednesday as Beijing puts on an unprecedented display of openness -- and military force -- at the country's premier airshow.The black J-31 rose in a nearly vertical climb on take-off in Zhuhai before circling back and ...

Updated : 2014.11.12 21:05