Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Gu Min Chul

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

South Korea completes fielding of KUH-1 Surion helicopters

The Republic of Korea Army announced on May 27, 2024, the completion of the flight test for its 210th and final KUH-1 Surion utility helicopter. The flight took place at the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) facility in Sacheon,...

South Korea to develop new missiles for M-SAM system

South Korea has greenlit a plan to develop advanced missile systems designed to intercept higher-altitude targets, enhancing its air defense capabilities against North Korean threats. The Defense Project Promotion Committee approved the 2.8 trillion won ($2 billion) development...

South Korea completes development of new air defense system

South Korea has announced the completion of its locally developed Long-range Surface-to-Air Missile (L-SAM) system, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). The L-SAM, designed to intercept targets at altitudes of 50-60 kilometers, has been assessed as...

North Korea launches missile salvo amid tensions with South

North Korea conducted a multiple missile launch on Thursday, firing 18 rockets simultaneously as a direct warning to South Korea. State media reported that this demonstration reflects North Korea's readiness to carry out preemptive strikes. Leader Kim Jong Un...

Poland receives its first Legwan reconnaissance vehicles from South Korea

Rosomak, a subsidiary of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), announced on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, that the first batch of Legwan Light Reconnaissance Vehicles (LRVs) had arrived in Poland from South Korea. These LRVs, locally adapted versions of...

S. Korea’s Navy receives new attack submarine

South Korea's naval arsenal received a new addition as the Shin Chae-ho, a domestically produced 3,000-ton diesel-electric attack submarine, was formally handed over to the Navy on April 4, 2024. Named after a revered Korean independence activist, Shin...

Hanwha begins assembly of first Australian Huntsman howitzer

Hanwha Aerospace has officially begun assembly of Australia's first AS9 self-propelled howitzer (SPH) and AS10 armored ammunition resupply vehicle at the company's facility in Changwon, South Korea. The howitzer, designated Huntsman, began its "mate" process, where the major...

South Korea plans to launch its second spy satellite

South Korea is gearing up to launch its second military spy satellite in early April, announced the defense ministry on Monday. Following the successful launch of the first surveillance satellite via SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from a U.S....