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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 22:36
No breakthrough yet in Indonesia's KF-X payments
Despite last week's summit between Korea and Indonesia, concerns over Jakarta's possible default on the KF-X joint fighter jet program still remain, after the meeting failed to come up with a clear-cut solution to the Southeast Asian country's overdue payment problem. The KF-X, aimed at producing an advanced multirole fighter jet, was initiated in 2001 and the two nations sig...
Yoon's ASEAN diplomacy put to test at summit with Widodo
President Yoon Suk-yeol is expected to take advantage of his Indonesian counterpart's visit to Korea in Seoul's pursuit of diplomacy to strengthen ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and promote foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific region. Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived here Wednesday night for a two-day trip, during which he will sit down for...
KOICA recognized for aid transparency
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has gained global recognition as a transparent and accountable aid donor in the international community. According to the results of an aid transparency evaluation, the agency received a “Good” rating in the 2022 Aid Transparency Index (ATI), released July 13 by Publish What You Fund (PWYF), an independent non-governmental or...
Will President Jokowi's visit settle KF-X payment issue with Indonesia?
Although the domestically developed KF-21 Boramae fighter jet took to the skies for the first time last week, the issue related to Indonesia's payment for the joint fighter jet program is still grounded as Jakarta has yet to keep its word to pay its share of the total cost. However, there is a glimmer of hope for settlement of the overdue payment problem as Indonesian Preside...
Korea in bind over US-led chip alliance
Despite a change in government, Korea still finds itself in a tricky situation over how to balance its military alliance with the United States and its economic relationship with China, as Washington pushes to form an anti-Beijing chip alliance. Since taking office in May, President Yoon Suk-yeol has shown signs of coming closer to the U.S., a drastic shift from his predecess...
Korea Aerospace Industries seeks to sell 1,000 FA-50s
On the back of the successful first flight of its KF-21 Boramae fighter jet earlier this week, the chief of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is seeking to keep the momentum going by unveiling an ambitious new plan to sell 1,000 FA-50s within a decade
KF-21 test pilot speaks of overcoming stress of successful first flight
Air Force Maj. Ahn Jun-hyun, who successfully conducted the maiden flight of the nation's first domestically developed fighter jet, Tuesday, admitted that he felt substantial psychological stress right before takeoff. But ultimately, he was able to shake off the pre-performance jitters and complete the historic flight, making Korea the world's eighth country to develop an adv...
KF-21 takes off for first time
The KF-21 Boramae, the nation's first domestically developed fighter jet, made history with a successful maiden flight, Tuesday, making Korea the world's eighth country to develop an advanced supersonic warplane. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the KF-21, the 4.5-generation fighter produced by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), took off at t...
Time not on Korea's side for better relations with Japan
The foreign ministers of Korea and Japan will sit face to face later this week for the first time in four years and seven months, offering a glimmer of hope of a thaw in chilled ties between the neighboring countries over wartime forced labor and territorial issues. However, the timing of Foreign Minister Park Jin's trip to Tokyo does not seem perfect for Korea to restore the...
Education conference held for Korean, US service members
The Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA)-Korea Chapter held an education conference, Wednesday, to encourage U.S. soldiers along with KATUSA soldiers to explore the direction, development and importance of the Korea-U.S. alliance.
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