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Seoul, Washington to discuss extended deterrence against North Korea
South Korea and the United States are discussing holding senior-level defense talks, next month, according to the defense ministry, Monday, during which the allies are expected to discuss how to strengthen extended deterrence against North Korea's growing threats. “The two countries are in talks over holding the Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) in Washington, D.C...
Yoon in quandary over DAPA chief selection
Whether to pick a new chief of the nation's arms procurement agency is posing a dilemma for President Yoon Suk-yeol, as its current leader from the previous administration is leading the domestic defense industry, which is expected to see a boom following robust exports. Although there has been some talk about candidates for the minister of the Defense Acquisition Program Adm...
First lady becomes political football
First lady Kim Keon-hee became the object of contention between the ruling and main opposition parties on Wednesday, as they clashed over Kim bringing her friend to meet Kwon Yang-sook, the widow of former President Roh Moo-hyun, in Bongha Village, Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province.
Dokdo absent from maps at foreign embassies in Seoul
The websites of some foreign embassies based in Seoul have been using maps that fail to identify Dokdo, an activist professor said, Wednesday. Dokdo is Korea's easternmost islets that Japan has repeatedly claimed is part of its territory.
Hanwha Defense's Redback armored vehicle debuts in Europe
Hanwha Defense is showcasing a range of advanced military hardware, including combat vehicles, artillery systems and air-defense weapons at the Eurosatory defense and security trade show at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris until Friday (local time). The Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is being displayed for the first time in the European market, highli...
Foreign minister stresses cooperation with Japan to thwart North Korean threats
Foreign Minister Park Jin has hinted that South Korea will take action to get its security cooperation with Japan back on track, as the new South Korean government is looking to mend ties with the neighboring country. His gesture also comes as speculation is mounting that President Yoon Suk-yeol may hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Spain on the side...
'North Korea's reshuffle signals preparation for dialogue'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's reshuffle of his foreign minister and the post in charge of inter-Korean relations means that he has laid the groundwork for dialogue with South Korea and the United States in the future, according to experts, even though he is highly anticipated to conduct a nuclear test soon. According to North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (...
KAI, Lockheed Martin strengthen strategic partnership for FA-50 sales in US
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has agreed to strategically cooperate with Lockheed Martin on marketing its advanced trainer jets in the U.S. and global markets, the Korean company said, Monday. According to KAI, the nation's sole aircraft manufacturer signed a “teaming agreement” with the American defense firm in Texas, Thursday (local time), under which the two sides will ...
Poland takes interest in Korean weapons
Poland's possible purchase of Korean military hardware seems to be closer to happening as its evaluation groups visited here for a close look at the weapons. Currently, Warsaw has interest in procuring Korea Aerospace Industries' (KAI) FA-50 light combat craft and Hyundai Rotem's K2 tank among others, as expressed by Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, who also visited...
Yoon hints at pardoning ex-president
Speculation is growing that jailed former President Lee Myung-bak could be pardoned in August after President Yoon Suk-yeol said, Thursday, that it would not be appropriate to keep him behind bars for decades. “I think it is not right for him to be imprisoned for over two decades based on similar instances in the past," Yoon told reporters as he arrived at the presidential of...
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