Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Gu Min Chul

Gu Min Chul is a defense reporter who covers the Korean defense industry and all related issues.

US seeks defense procurement pact with South Korea

The U.S. Department of Defense has initiated steps to engage industry stakeholders in soliciting feedback on its pursuit of a defense procurement agreement with South Korea. This move comes against the backdrop of mounting security uncertainties stemming...

South Korea develops new drone interceptors

South Korea is set to unveil a groundbreaking system designed to intercept drones at distances of up to 30 km using a tube-launched, unmanned aerial system. The use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for interception purposes is...

South Korea expands F-35A fighter fleet

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, has officially signed a deal to acquire 20 additional F-35A stealth jets. This procurement, executed under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, builds upon South Korea's previous acquisition of...

South Korea inks $849M contract for new attack submarine

Korean shipbuilder Hanwha Ocean has inked a new 1.1 trillion won ($849 million) agreement with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to embark on the construction of a cutting-edge 3,600-ton attack submarine for the Republic of Korea...

South Korea inks $1 billion deal for new attack helicopters

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has annoucned that it has signed a 1.4 trillion won ($1.08 billion) contract with the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to build new attack helicopters for the National Army. The deal dictates that...

South Korea to upgrade its F-15 fighter jets

Aerospace giant Boeing has unveiled plans for a comprehensive upgrade of South Korea's F-15K fighter jets. According to Dong-A Ilbo, this transformation involves outfitting the cockpit, radar, and other components with state-of-the-art equipment to introduce an advanced...

South Korea selects C-390 Millennium transport aircraft

Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, said on Monday that South Korea has selected the C-390 Millennium as its choice for new military transport aircraft. South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) revealed the selection of Embraer’s C-390 Millennium...

Taiwan expands F-CK-1 fighter jet arsenal with new missile

The Taiwan Air Force is currently in the midst of operational assessments, evaluating an air-launched variant of the Hsing Feng III anti-ship missile fitted onto the F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo, commonly known as Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF). The Taiwan News...