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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Wed, November 30, 2022 | 10:06
[INTERVIEW] Leonardo hopes for expanded collaborations with Korea
Leonardo, a global giant in aerospace, defense and security, has a long track record of collaborating with Korea in both military and non-military sectors. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has operated the firm's best-selling AW159 maritime operations helicopter, while the nation's Coast Guard, firefighting services and medical operators are also its faithful customers.
Tank, howitzer exports to Poland feared to create arms shortage in Korean military
Dozens of tanks and self-propelled howitzers that were supposed to be delivered to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army will be shipped to Poland, according to a lawmaker. In addition, some howitzers that have already been in operation for years, will also be delivered to the Central European country, raising concerns over a possible weapons shortage in the military. Korea and Po...
Broader partnerships to solve broader challenges: How Korea is leading the way
From COVID-19 to climate change to Russia's war against Ukraine, the world is weathering a perfect-storm of multiple, cascading crises. The consequences of which have spread fast and far, affecting the world's most vulnerable people the most. To face these crises, we need more financing and more importantly, we need more solidarity and more partners on-board.
Leonardo poised to offer multi-solutions for national security at DX Korea
Leonardo, an Italian company specializing in aerospace, defense and security, is coming to Korea to participate in Defense Expo Korea (DX Korea) with a view to extending its offers to help Seoul boost its national security. DX Korea is a biennial defense fair and it is scheduled to take place Wednesday through Sunday at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.
Defense fair helps establish Korea as solid weapons exporter
Korea has been expanding its presence in the global defense industry on the back of its recent massive arms deal with Poland, worth an estimated 20 trillion won ($14.3 billion), an achievement bringing more attention to Korean-made military hardware. The recent agreement encouraged President Yoon Suk-yeol last month to unveil a plan to make Korea one of the world's top four w...
KAI signs follow-up contract with Poland to sell 48 FA-50s
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Poland have signed a contract worth an estimated $3 billion (4.1 trillion won) to follow July's deal to export 48 FA-50 light attackers, according to the state-run arms procurement agency, Friday. The signing ceremony took place in Minsk Mazowiecki, Friday (local time), where the aircraft will be stationed, with Polish President Andrzej Du...
Unification ministry ends 'fake news' monitoring on North Korea
The Ministry of Unification is poised to finishing monitoring “fake news” on North Korea only one year after starting the program amid lingering questions on its effectiveness. According to the ministry, Wednesday, it has decided not to earmark a budget for the program for 2023. Last year, 200 million won ($143,000) was budgeted to counter disinformation in 2022.
Seoul accelerates efforts to resolve IRA concerns
The Korean government is poised to step up its efforts to persuade the United States to ease growing concerns over the effects of the new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which poses a threat to Korean automakers. The efforts are being spearheaded by two vice foreign ministers, who plan to meet with senior U.S. officials to discuss the issue. President Yoon Suk-yeol is also ant...
Korean travelers to Vietnam fall victim to COVID test fraud
The Korean Embassy in Vietnam has stepped up efforts to prevent a coronavirus testing-related scam, with such fraud cases increasingly happening among Korean tourists to the Southeast Asian country. According to the embassy and the Korean foreign ministry, Wednesday, two embassy staffers visited the office of Vietjet Air in Hanoi two days earlier and took issue with the budge...
Korea-Japan talks raise hopes for normalization of intelligence-sharing pact
South Korea and Japan are expected to agree to smoother operation of their intelligence-sharing pact in Wednesday's vice defense minister talks in Seoul amid the new South Korean government's efforts to better relations with its neighbor, according to experts, Tuesday. However, a 2018 radar lock-on dispute, a bigger roadblock to bilateral military cooperation, will remain a t...
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