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  • 16 September 2015

    South Korean navy has sent one of its Aegis-equipped destroyers to detect a possible long-range rocket launch from North Korea. According to Yonhap, government sources have confirmed that the ship has been given the task of detecting an indicated rocket launch from North Korea. North Korea might fire a rocket in the next weeks to mark the 70th […]

  • 7 September 2012

    Two Years after Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering embarked on building Korea’s first naval rescue and salvage ship, the 3,500-ton Tongyeong, he is launched on Tuesday. He will be handed to the Navy, during the next year. The Navy’s older rescue ships, the Pyeongtaek and the Gwangyang, were second-hand bought from the U.S. Navy in […]

  • 16 March 2012

    South Korean military warns about the need to increase vigilance and preparedness for adequate response to potential North Korea’s military provocations at sea. South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff ordered national navy to be ready for immediate and powerful all-arms retaliation for North Korean Navy’s provocations. South Korean military concerns that DPRK naval forces will […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Training & Education

    South Korean and American troops began naval exercises on Monday off the east coast of the Korean peninsula,  according to The drills come after North Korea said it was planning to carry out its third test of a nuclear device, thus rising nuclear tensions within the region. The North Korea has criticised the drills […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Michigan (SSGN 727), a U.S. Navy guided missile submarine, arrived at Busan, South Korea on April 25. Michigan’s arrival to South Korea was seen as a show of force to North Korea which was celebrating 85 years of the founding of its military. The port visit is also likely to provoke a reaction from North […]

  • 8 April 2019

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose recently documented a North Korean ship carrying out an illegal ship-to-ship fuel transfer in the East China Sea. Working alongside Japanese partners on March 2, the British frigate spotted the North Korean-flagged tanker Saebyol, which was transmitting on ship tracking systems as a fishing boat, alongside a vessel of unknown […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced today that it launched South Korea’s fifth submarine, ROKS Yun Bong-gil, at its headquarters in Ulsan, South Korea.   The launching ceremony of the Class 214 diesel-electric air independent propulsion (AIP) submarine was attended by Admiral Hwang Ki-chul, the chief of naval operations, Republic […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    North Korea carried out a successful ballistic missile firing test near one of its submarine bases on Wednesday, South Korean military officials said. The test came after the U.S. and South Korea started military drills two days ago, much to the disliking of North Korea which condemned the exercises. The US Strategic Command said it […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, joined the Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Choi Yoon-Hee in commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the Inchon amphibious landing, Sept 15. The Inchon landing commemorative events included a wreath laying ceremony, naval demonstration, […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy diving and salvage experts on March 30 wrapped up nearly two weeks of salvage training as part of the broader bilateral exercise Foal Eagle. SALVEX, short for salvage exercise, began on March 21 and featured joint diving and salvage operations, both in-port and at-sea. During the underway phase, U.S Navy […]

  • 3 October 2013

    The United States and South Korea have agreed to establish “a bilateral strategy for tailored deterrence against … North Korean nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction,” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea yesterday. The tailored deterrence agreement will create a strategic, policy-level framework within the […]

  • 2 November 2016

    A South Korean Cast Guard crew fired the ship’s M60 machine gun at a Chinese fishing vessel which was attempting to flee as it was caught fishing illegally in the South Korean exclusive economic zone. As reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, two Chinese fishing vessels were caught in illegal activities off the western […]

  • 7 August 2014

    South Korea’s ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976) destroyer is on its way to Libya to evacuate South Korean nationals as the security situation in the country gets worse.   The Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer, which was participating in a Gulf of Aden military mission, was sent after the Government issued a call for South Koreans last week to evacuate […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that South Korea Navy frigates will soon be able to strike land targets with the development of a new ship-to-ground missile. The successfully tested missile is the result of seven years of work undertaken by the country’s Agency for Defense Development. According to South Korean Yonhap News, the missile will […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In response to recent North Korean provocations, the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies (ROKN) joined forces to stage a naval drill East of the Korean Peninsula and send the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “a strong message of unified resolve against continuing acts of aggression”. On September 26, U.S. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG […]

  • 15 March 2016

    U.S. Navy officials said the North Koreans lost contact with one of its submarines which is now presumed to be sunk. The U.S. intelligence units observed North Korean vessels search for the submarine over a period of several days, CNN reported. The reports come in the wake of one of major South Korea – U.S. Navy exercises, Ssang Yong 2016 and the […]

  • 28 March 2011

      A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking st… (sudanvisiondaily) [mappress] Source: sudanvisiondaily,March 28, 2011; A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking still enrages and […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Republic of Korea Navy has named its seventh Type 214, 1.800-ton attack submarine, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Hong Beom-do, as the vessel was officially named is the Korean version of the Type 214 submarine developed by the German ship-builder  Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The submarine is loaded with long-range submarine-to-ground […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In an effort to modernize its naval fleet, the South Korean Navy has launched a new guided missile frigate named Gwangju. This is the sixth in a series of 20 vessels ordered by the Navy to be delivered by 2020. The new frigates are expected to replace the country’s old frigates and corvettes. Gwangju will […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) hosted military representatives from the Republic of Korea and members of the United Nations Command (UNC) member states for a series of talks on maritime mine countermeasures Oct. 27-30. The staff talks brought together a dynamic group of mine-warfare experts from nine UNC member state nations, along with experts […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korea’s first 3,000-ton submarine was launched today at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo Shipyard. Named Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (KSS-III), the newbuilding is the first mid-class submarine designed and built independently in Korea, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement. Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (SS-083) is a new strategic weapons […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, Nov. 12, as part of a scheduled visit to the Korean peninsula. The submarine, with a crew of more than 130 Sailors, is based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and is currently on a routine deployment throughout the Western Pacific […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited South Korea Nov. 21-22, meeting with senior military and government leaders to reaffirm the U.S. Navy’s commitment to the alliance with the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the ongoing U.S. rebalance to the Pacific. During the two-day visit, Harris met with leaders from both […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Training & Education

    In this week South Korean armed forces are about to conduct large-scale naval maneuvers in the Yellow Sea next to the North Korea’s border, reported the national Joint Chiefs of Staff on Nov 22. The exercise will be associated with events happened one year ago when DPRK coastal artillery cannonaded boundary Yeonpueong Island and caused […]

  • 22 February 2016

    The U.S. Navy representative in South Korea officially opened its headquarters in Busan, Korea on February 19. Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and thereby marked the start of what the U.S. Navy called “a new era of U.S. and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) alliance”. The ceremony, attended by […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering launched a 3,650-ton frigate for the Royal Thai Navy on January 23. The launching ceremony took place at the company’s shipyard on Geoje Island and was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, Thailand’s ambassador of to the Republic of Korea and the CEO of DSME, among other […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Veterans who served New Zealand in the Korean War are invited to register expressions of interest in attending commemorations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, in the Republic of Korea in July this year. New Zealand answered the first United Nations call for assistance in Korea on 29 June 1950, and […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Republic of Korea Navy launched its ninth Son Won-Il-class (Type 214) submarine in a ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, on September 7. The submarine was named after ‘Shin Dol-Seok’, a Korean general of the Righteous Armies who fought against the Japanese army in the early 20th century. Shin Dol-Seok is the final of […]

  • 23 August 2019

    The Philippines defense department has contracted South Korean defense company Hanwha Systems for the upgrades of the Philippine Navy’s three Del Pilar-class frigates. The three frigates are former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters donated to the Philippines between 2011 and 2016. The upgrade project has a budget of PHP1.5 billion (US$ 28.6 million) and will […]