Friday, June 21, 2024

Gu Min Chul

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

Poland to get more K2 tanks from South Korea

South Korean defense company Hyundai Rotem is expected to finalize a deal in September to supply additional K2 tanks to Poland, according to Seoul's arms procurement agency chief. In August 2022, Hyundai Rotem secured an executive contract worth...

Romania buys South Korea’s K9 howitzers

South Korea has finalized an agreement to export K9 self-propelled howitzers to Romania in a deal worth $920 million. This contract positions Romania as the tenth country to purchase the advanced artillery system. The agreement was concluded during a...

South Korean Navy receives first P-8A Poseidon aircraft

The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) took delivery of its first three P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft on June 19, 2024. This delivery marks a significant enhancement in South Korea's anti-submarine warfare capabilities amid growing threats from North...

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...