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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Wed, November 30, 2022 | 10:34
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.
South Korea, US hold first combined F-35 drills
The South Korean and U.S. air forces have conducted joint air drills featuring F-35A stealth fighters for the first time in an apparent show of force against North Korea's escalating nuclear and missile challenges. According to the South Korean Air Force, Thursday, the allies staged four-day joint exercises from Monday with more than 30 fighter jets from the two sides in orde...
USFK expected to resume firing drills at Rodriguez range
Speculation is growing that U.S. Apache helicopters may return to the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, for live-fire exercises amid persisting complaints from nearby residents over noise and other inconveniences due to the drills. According to the Korean military, Wednesday, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) plans to conduct the training from July 18 to 2...
Speedy OPCON transfer unfeasible: experts
As South Korea and the United States are poised to test Seoul's military readiness to regain wartime operational control (OPCON) of its forces from Washington during their envisaged combined field drills next month, questions are growing over whether South Korea's delayed plan will pick up speed. However, military experts say the one-time exercise will not be enough to determ...
South Korea determined to bring ties with Japan back on track
Foreign Minister Park Jin expressed the government's intent, Monday, to repair relations with Japan as Seoul's efforts to find a breakthrough in frayed ties with Tokyo could be dampened by the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot and killed at a campaign event in Nara, Friday. He also said the new South Korean government's policy toward China was no...
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