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South Korea’s defence industry continues its rapid growth

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In a context of rising military tensions across the globe, defence markets have expanded significantly. However, a newcomer is making waves in the competitive...

South Korea’s defence industry takes flight

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South Korea, a technological savvy nation, is internationally famous for its successful soft culture export. From K-drama to K-pop, the country has conquered the...

SA Air Force Museum’s Korean War Hall re-opens

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This week the Korean War Hall of Remembrance at Swartkop Air Force Base Museum in Pretoria was opened after a substantial upgrade. The Ambassador...

South Korea donates MD500 helicopters to Kenya

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South Korea is giving Kenya 16 retired MD500 helicopters to be used on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions, with the first six being refurbished...

Cape Town hosts first “Turn towards Busan” Korean War commemorative ceremony

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In a heartfelt tribute to the South Africans who served and lost their lives under the United Nations flag during the 1950-53 Korean War,...

Saab supplying MAW 400 sensors to Hanwha Systems for Korean C-130H...

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Saab has secured a contract to supply its latest MAW 400 missile approach warning sensors for integration into Hanwha Systems’ self-protection system that will...

KAI continues to support Senegal’s KA-1S fleet

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After supplying four KA-1 turboprops to Senegal’s Air Force, Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) continues to provide support to the fleet two years later. KAI reported...

Egypt buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

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Egypt has signed a $1.7 billion deal with South Korea’s Hanwha Defence for the acquisition of K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers, which will be mostly...

NIMASA, Korean Coast Guard sign MoU on maritime security and safety

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Nigeria, through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Republic of Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation...

South Korea’s Moon vows ‘Korea space age’ after rocket test falters

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South Korea's first domestically built space rocket blasted off on Thursday, but failed to fully place a dummy satellite into orbit, delivering mixed results...

South Korea opens largest defence expo amid North Korea missile tests

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South Korea opened its largest defence expo ever on Tuesday, showing off its next-generation fighter jet, drones, and other technology in an effort to...

North Korea threatens to upstage South Korea defence expo with duelling...

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South Korea will hold its biennial defence fair in Seoul next week, just days after North Korea opened a highly unusual military exhibition that...

North and South Korea conduct duelling missile tests as arms race...

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Both North Korea and South Korea test fired ballistic missiles on Wednesday, the latest volley in an arms race that has seen both countries develop increasingly...

South Korea military suffers worst COVID-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship off...

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South Korea's military has recorded its biggest cluster of COVID-19 infections to date, with more than 80% of personnel aboard a destroyer on anti-piracy...

South Korea delegation heads to Iran to seek release of seized...

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A South Korean delegation is heading to Iran on Wednesday to seek the release of a chemicals tanker and its 20-member crew seized in...

Sierra Leone Armed Forces takes delivery of four patrol boats

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The Sierra Leone Defence Force Maritime Wing has taken delivery of four patrol boats that were donated by the government of South Korea. The four...

South Korea to develop anti-drone system

South Korea will invest 88 billion won (£59.6 million) in developing a weapons system to detect and strike drones, its procurement agency said, after...

Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

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U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises with South Korea took South Korean and...

Researchers to boycott South Korean university over AI weapons work

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Over 50 top Artificial Intelligence researchers on Wednesday announced a boycott of KAIST, South Korea's top university, after it opened what they...

South Korea deploys anti-piracy warship after hijack of fishing boat off...

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South Korea has deployed a naval vessel from its regional anti-piracy effort to help in the search after a fishing boat was...

Egyptian Navy to receive South Korean vessel

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The Egyptian Navy will soon receive a naval vessel from South Korea, possible a Po Hang class corvette. This is according to the...

Botswana, South Korea agree to collaborate on defence

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South Korea and Botswana have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the promotion of military cooperation during a meeting in Seoul. The...

Senegal buys KT-1 trainers from South Korea

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Senegal has ordered four KT-1 Woong-Bee turboprop trainer aircraft from Korea Aerospace Industries, becoming the fifth customer for the type. The agreement for...

South Korea tells U.N. that North Korea GPS jamming threatens boats,...

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North Korea has been jamming GPS signals in South Korea since March 31, threatening the safety of civilian aircraft and vessels and...

South Korea fishing boats turn back after North ‘disrupts GPS’

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South Korea warned North Korea on Friday to stop disrupting GPS signal reception which it said forced some fishing boats to return...

South Korea commemorates South African airmen

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Exactly 65 years ago to the day when North Korea attacked South Korea, the embassy of the Republic of Korea held a...

South Korea moves Libya embassy staff to Tunisia after attack

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South Korea has temporarily relocated its Tripoli embassy staff to Tunisia, following an attack by gunmen this week that killed two local...

Gunmen attack South Korea embassy in Tripoli, two guards killed

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Unidentified gunmen fired shots at the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday killing two local security guards, South...

South Korea plans $1.3-billion tanker aircraft buy to boost air defense

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South Korea on Monday kicked off the process to buy four in-flight refueling tanker aircraft, in a deal seen to be worth...

South Korean trade official kidnapped in Tripoli

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Unknown gunmen kidnapped a South Korean trade official in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the foreign ministry in Seoul said on Monday, the...

S Korea’s KAI sells fighter jets worth $1.1 billion to Iraq

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South Korean defense contractor Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI) has signed a deal with Iraq to export 24 light fighter jets valued...

Botswana interested in acquiring T-50s

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According to Yonhap News Agency reporter Kim Eun-jung, the South Korean Ministry of Defence has announced that from November 23 to 28,...

South Korea to buy 40 Lockheed F-35s, further 20 jets still...

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South Korea will buy 40 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter jets, the country's military chiefs decided on Friday, with the first...

South Korea plans to buy four Global Hawk aircraft from 2017

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South Korea intends to buy four Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, made by Northrop Grumman Corp, for about 900 billion won ($848 million),...

Libya gets equipment, cash donation to intensify search for missing persons

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The South Korean government has donated four special utility vehicles, a mobile laboratory and DNA testing equipment to the Libyan Ministry for...

Obama, South Korea’s Lee to talk trade, North Korea strategy

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President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will bask in the glow of US congressional approval of a long-delayed trade...

South Koreans say distrust North, but back food aid

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North Korea's pleas for help amid worsening food shortages have largely fallen on deaf ears in South Korea where many say Pyongyang...

North Korean hackers hired to attack S.Korea game network – police

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More than 30 North Korean hackers were hired to work in China by a South Korean crime ring to steal the personal...

US envoy calls for strong message to N Korea on ship

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The world must send a strong message to North Korea that its provocative actions are unacceptable, a senior US diplomat said yesterday...

North, South Korea to address UN over ship sinking

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North and South Korea will address the UN Security Council separately today over the deadly sinking of a South Korean naval ship...

South Korean navy holds border anti-sub drills

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South Korea's navy staged anti-submarine drills in tense waters bordering North Korea amid signs that China, under pressure from regional powers, is...

Egypt and S Korea strengthen defense cooperation

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Egypt and South Korea recently signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the defense industry, signed by DAPA Commissioner Byun Moo-keun...